Quince - useful properties and contraindications
Homeland quince considered Asia. It has been known since there 4000 years ago, probably so it and the name of the Japanese. The beneficial properties of quince known set of facts:
In 100 grams of fresh quince pulp contains 25% of the daily requirement of vitamin C for an adult.
This low-calorie, diet product. 100 grams of quince is only 57 calories.
Quince is rich in fiber and beneficial tannins.
It lowers bad cholesterol.
It contains an appreciable amount of minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium. Also quince rich in vitamins of group B.
It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so often used for breath freshening.
Consumption of quince juice every day for a month will strengthen the immune system, help to recover from the long-term treatment with antibiotics.
Quince is rich in antioxidants and phenols, which have a huge role in the prevention of the development of malignant tumors and cancers.
In Japan, quince is used in the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Strong flavor, taste, and the presence of many stimulants make quince is one of those products that improve mood, help to relax and relax not only the body but also the soul.
Treatment of quince:
Gastritis, constipation, upper respiratory tract diseases, apply tincture of quince seeds. Approximately 10 grams of whole seed (it is important they do not grind), pour a glass of hot but not boiling water and let infusions for about 30 minutes. Take 3-4 times a day for a spoon.
A decoction of quince, compote or is effective for diarrhea, and improves digestion.
In anemia, take syrup of quince. The fruit is cut into cubes, boil in a little water, then take out the fruit, squeeze the juice and cook it until it begins to thicken.
Quince - contraindications and harm
It is important to know that the quince seeds contain toxins strong enough, and in any case can not eat them.
The presence of a fairly large amount of tannins in the fruit of this plant can cause constipation gain if you already suffer from them.
This same property quince is the basis for the prohibition of its use to women who are breast-fed children, because a child can happen bloating or constipation happen.
If funds are made from quince, effectively helping at various colds, it is strictly forbidden to use you in the diagnosis of pleurisy.
Do not use quince and peptic ulcer disease (gastric or duodenal), and during its acute - is strictly forbidden to do so.
Avoid the use of quince and singers, as it may hurt their larynx and vocal cords.
If you have your personal intolerance to this plant, avoid even try quince, as it can cause an allergic reaction in the body, and even anaphylactic shock.
Best ways to use quince
This is one of the few fruits that are best eaten in processed form than fresh. Yes, some vitamins are lost during processing, but we must admit that a few fresh quince inedible.
But the good news is that the quince obtained delicious desserts, compotes, jams, cakes and pastries. In autumn be sure to try the quince compote with grapes - a divine combination.
Quince is added to some varieties of fine wine in France, but if you put a slice of this aromatic fruit in a cup usual morning tea, then overcast autumn morning will not be boring.