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Quince for hypertension, cholesterol and gastrointestinal ailments

Quince, the fruit of the quince, a fruit tree native to Asia that is currently grown and consumed in many other parts of the world, such as Spain.

The quince is a fruit with yellow skin and a very pleasant and characteristic aroma that is usually consumed mainly by making quince paste and less often it is taken naturally. It is delicious in a fruit salad, baked with a little cinnamon or in jam. Quince is one of the  seasonal fruits in autumn .

Do you want to know what quince is good for? Well, read on because in this article we tell you what the nutritional value of quince is and the health benefits of consuming this fruit. And as we always do, we recommend opting for an organic quince to enjoy its flavor and properties to the fullest.

Quince nutritional value

The quince is a fruit that only provides 30 calories per 100 grams. It is a low-glycemic fruit when consumed naturally, without added sugar, therefore ideal for people with diabetes or those who follow a low-sugar diet to lose weight or maintain weight.

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The main component of quince is water (84%), followed by carbohydrates, fiber (with mucilage and pectin, a type of soluble fiber ), vegetable protein and minimal amounts of fat. In addition, among its components, the quince has tannins .

The consumption of quince provides us with micronutrients such as vitamins C, A and B9 and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, selenium and zinc.

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Health benefits of quince consumption

Quince is a diuretic

Being beneficial for cases of fluid retention and also for gout or high uric acid.

Quince for diarrhea

Due to its astringent effect, the natural quince is perfect to combat episodes of diarrhea and regulate intestinal transit.

Quince for hypertension

This fruit has a high potassium content and, on the contrary, a low sodium content. This makes it a very healthy food for people with high blood pressure or hypertension. You may also be interested in knowing which are the best infusions for high blood pressure .

Quince for gastrointestinal ailments

Thanks to its fiber, the quince is a good ally to calm the mucosa that lines the gastrointestinal tract and improve digestion and absorption of nutrients. In addition, the quince can improve ulcer and gastritis cases due to its anti-inflammatory and tonic action. Find out how you can make some dragees at home for gastritis and heartburn .

Quince for cholesterol

The high fiber content of the quince favors optimal blood cholesterol levels. In this sense, the quince is a beneficial fruit for people with hypercholesterolemia and can help regulate it by reducing the absorption of fats.

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