Avoid biting into one of these raw, its flesh is astringent and sour. However, don't let this put you off the quince - if you give them some gentle cooking, quince can be a delicious and distinctive addition to many dishes, both sweet and savoury.
Quince makes a great foundation for jams and jellies due to its high levels of pectin meaning it will naturally 'set' to give your condiment the perfect texture.
Reasons to eat quince:
Quince contains high levels of iron copper and zinc - three minerals that help to promote healthy red blood cell formation,
High levels of Vitamins C and E help to keep your immune system healthy.
Contains potassium which helps to keep blood vessels relaxed and circulation unhindered.
Quince helps to control allergic reactions. Spread a little on your skin if you suffer from allergic dermatitis and it will act as a salve. The Vitamin C it contains helps to support the immune system from within.