Closely related to the apple and pear, quince is native to the warm climates of Southwest Asia, where it grows softer and jucier than North American varieties. It can be eaten raw and is commonly turned into jellies or preserves. Quinces are excellent sources of vitamin C, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease while improving immunity.

Selection Process

Choose quinces that are firm with a pale, yellow skin. Avoid those with browning skin or soft spots and handle them with care, as they bruise easily.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 fruit without refuse (92.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 52.4

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.1g 0.1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 3.7mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 14.1g 4.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7.0%

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.4g

Vitamin A 0.7% Vitamin C 23.0%
Calcium 1.0% Iron 3.6%
Thiamin 1.2% Riboflavin 1.6%
Niacin 0.9% Vitamin B-6 1.8%
Folate 0.7% Vitamin B-12 0.0%
Panto. acid 0.7% Phosphorus 1.6%
Magnesium 1.8% Zinc 0.2%
Selenium 0.8% Copper 6.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.