Quince is similar in appearance to a large, lumpy yellow pear. Its flesh requires cooking to be edible. Perhaps that's why it has lost its status as a staple and now is more of a specialty item. Used mainly in preserving and canning, the quince remains popular in Latin America. Rich in fiber, this fruit has an intense aroma and when slowly cooked, develops a pale apricot color and a delicious rich flavor. Quince fruits are very fragrant at room temperature and were actually used in ancient times as a room air freshener. Their naturally pleasing aroma makes it an ideal base for pomanders studded with cloves and hung as decorations during the Christmas season.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 fruit, without refuse, 92g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Total Carbs: 15g
    • Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 25%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 4%


Handling & Storage


Available October - March

Also Known As

  • Pineapple Quince
  • Golden Apple

Store around 34-36° F.


  • Cydonia oblonga


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