Quince

also known as the Japanese Aiva (Chaenomeles Maulei)

The quince is a messenger of the sun on chilly winter evenings. Travelled here from the South, and having put down its roots to stay, it always provides a taste of the bright flower on the tongue. Also called the Lemon of the North, it is even richer in terms of vitamins. The fruit has an effect on the psyche and is a great mood-improver. A sip of quince juice drink quenches the yearning for summer both in the body and the mind. Quinces can be stored without any special preservation, and the sour taste of the fruit is reduced over time, while its beautiful fragrance grows. The quince’s fragrance and valuable vitamins will invigorate and give you strength!

  • invigorates
  • improves heart rate
  • improves mood
  • reduces headaches
  • normalizes liver function
  • improves appetite
  • eliminates bad breath
  • is able to bind and remove radioactive elements from the body

The regular use of quinces helps prevent and recover from illnesses such as:

  • sclerosis
  • anaemia
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • irritated stomach
  • gastro-enteritis
  • hepatitis
  • severe shortness of breath
  • respiratory diseases
  • haemoptysis
  • hangovers
  • Quinces makes great marmalade. It is from the name of the quince in Portuguese – marmelo – that the word marmalade is derived.
  • Persia is considered the quince’s homeland, from where it spread though Europe over the ages.
  • Historians assume that the quince fruit was the original “golden apple” that Paris presented to the goddess of beauty in the well-known dispute over the most beautiful of three women – Aphrodite, Hera and Athena.
  • In Ancient Greece, the quince was very popular. Lawmaker Solon directed the fruit to be eaten on wedding days, so that the newlyweds’ life together would be as enjoyable as the quince’s flavour.
  • In the past, the fruit was placed in clothing storage areas to make the clothes pleasantly fragrant.