Fragrant quince is a true gift of nature. In addition to serving as a great decoration and natural freshener for your home, quince can be used to prepare an extremely healthy compote that everyone in your family will love.
It is prepared very simply, so you get a delicious drink in no time, but also a snack, because pieces of quince can satiate you nicely.
Quince is also known as a natural remedy against diseases of the digestive tract, because it promotes better digestion, faster metabolism, and thus reduces gas and flatulence. Then when our intestines do their job well, our body becomes healthier and more energetic.
Today, a lot of energy goes into digesting fatty and strong food, which we often use in our diet. It would be good if you sometimes, and as often as possible, drink healthy drinks that will free your intestines and contribute to improving your energy.
Quince compote is certainly something that is recommended in the diet because of the preservation of the general health of the organism. And thinking of your health, and ours, we found a couple of great recipes for preparing quince compote…
Quince compote without sugar
We definitely put this recipe in the first place, because it is one of the healthiest. We do not use regular, crystal sugar for the preparation, but use honey (and you can use any other, healthy sweetener to taste). It is prepared very simply and quickly, but it is not a compote that you can leave for the winter because it is also preservative-free.
Prepare this compote when you want a tasty and delicious drink “on the fly”. In the morning, start the day with warm compote, or relax with it in the evening.
- 1 large quince
- 1 liter of water
- 2-3 spoons of honey
- Cinnamon to taste
To make the compote really healthy and medicinal, try to find a quince (or quinces) that are organically grown. The reason for this is that, if the quince is sprayed and treated with pesticides, they naturally remain on the bark and in the quince itself for a long time. This would mean that during the consumption of quince, you introduce those, not very desirable ingredients, into your body.
Always, that is, whenever possible, choose plants that are organically grown. They are certainly far healthier.
To prepare this compote, it is not necessary to peel the quince, because its peel contains numerous useful ingredients. If you have chosen the ones that have been sprayed, then you have to peel off the skin, and even before that, soak the quince in a solution of water and soda so that it can extract as much as it can.
If you have chosen an organic quince, then just wash it well and clean it from the petioles, and any damaged parts if there are any. Cut the quince into slices, or pieces of the desired size, and put them in a suitable pan.
Sprinkle the quince with cinnamon immediately if you like its taste, and we recommend it for both health and taste reasons. It gives a special aroma.
Add the water immediately, then let the quince cook slowly at a moderate temperature. It doesn’t need to be cooked for a long time, it just needs to soften the quince slightly. So it will be excellent for consumption, and will not lose its value during cooking.
So, as soon as the quince softens, remove the pan from the heat, then stir in honey or sweetener to taste. Try the compote without sweetener, you might like it that way. Serve the compote warm, if you want to warm up, or cold with an ice cube if you want to cool down.
Compote prepared in this way can be refrigerated for a few days, but given its taste, it usually does not last longer than 24 hours.
Quince compote for the winter
Since it is necessary for the compote to remain fresh and not spoil throughout the winter, sugar is now necessary for preparation, as well as a little preservative – in this case salicyl. Regardless of these additions, homemade quince compote for the winter is recommended because it is far healthier than any store-bought product.
When you want the taste of summer and the smell of fresh quinces, just jump to the pantry and there you have wonderful memories. Quince compote can be a great treat for your guests – it’s delicious, tasty and healthy.
- 5 kilograms of quince
- 1.5 kilograms of sugar
- 5 liters of water
- 1 bag of salicyl
When it comes to choosing quinces, the same applies – choose organic and healthy quinces, without any major damage. If they are organically grown, just wash them well, clean them and cut them into equal slices. If they are sprayed, then you have to peel them, then clean them and cut them into slices.
Mix water and sugar in a suitable pan, then let them boil, that is, to make a thick syrup in which the quince will be cooked. From the moment of boiling, continue to cook for another 15 minutes so that a syrup resembling honey is made.
Then add the chopped quinces to it, and let everything continue to cook together at a moderate temperature. It doesn’t take much time for the quinces to soften and cook nicely, but only about 10 minutes.
When you judge that the quinces are just soft, remove the pan from the stove, cover and let it stand for 24 hours. If you don’t have that much time, it can just sit overnight.
After that time, put the pot back on the stove and let it boil. As soon as it starts to boil, remove it from the heat, then take out the quinces from the juice and arrange them in sterilized jars. Add salicyl to the juice, mix, then pour over the quince.
Close the jars tightly and wrap them in a thick blanket, and let them cool gradually at room temperature. Only when the compote has cooled completely, put it in the pantry and store it there until use. Once you open the jar, be sure to keep it in the fridge and try to use it up within the next 3-4 days.
Quince compote for babies
The nutrition of small babies is different from ours, and the reasons are numerous. First of all, they do not have such a developed digestive tract as us adults, so it is important to take care of what the baby eats. Up to one year, the diet is based on mother’s milk, certain fruits and vegetables, lean meat and certain cereals.
From fruit, the baby can consume quince, moreover, due to its beneficial effect on the digestive tract, it is highly recommended. Whenever the baby has colic, cook quince compote and solve the problem. You can also use quince compote to complement your baby’s diet.
Quince is rich in numerous nutrients that are important for the normal growth and development of children.
- 1 quince
- 200 milliliters of water
A very simple preparation, it requires you to peel and clean the quince well, then cut it into smaller cubes. Mix it with water and boil it for about 10 minutes, so that it softens.
Cool the finished compote and give it to the baby, or mash it into a porridge with the help of a blender or stick mixer.
If the baby is older than one year, you can sweeten the compote a little with honey, and if not, then give it pure compote. She will surely like it, because quince itself is sweet and fragrant.
Quince compote for pregnant women – yes or no?
Not only when it is born, we have to take care of the baby while it is still in the womb. That is why pregnant women are also on a special diet, and it is very important that they take care of what they eat and what kind of lifestyle they have during pregnancy.
Everything that the mother puts into the body affects the baby in some way, and not only that, every mood or non-mood.
Quince compote is recommended for pregnant women, as one of the super drinks. Partly because quinces are a treasure of health, partly because this compote is delicious and can improve the mood of pregnant women. Indeed, we all know that moods during pregnancy are volatile due to changing hormones, and quince compote and a little relaxation can go a long way.
Prepare the compote according to the first recipe, or as it suits you – but watch out for the amount of preservatives and sugar. You can consume it daily, or when you feel like fragrant quinces.
You can also prepare quince compote in combination with some other fruits, for example, apples, pears, peaches… Combine quinces with other fruits according to your taste, and prepare a delicious compote.
The preparation is quite simple, there is no difference. Also clean the selected fruit and cook together with the quinces.
So you can prepare a quick and tasty compote, and you can also prepare one for the winter. The more different and healthy fruits you use, the healthier and tastier the compote will be.
Try more varieties – this way you will get different tastes and you won’t get bored of the compote. Consume a different flavor every day, this will contribute to your health and you will not quickly give up compote because you are bored of the taste.
Quince as medicine
Why is quince recommended in the diet, and what makes it such a beneficial fruit?
First of all, let’s mention how quince is a low-calorie fruit, because 100 grams contains only 57 calories. This already indicates that it is suitable for all people who want to lose extra pounds. It is really an excellent choice for all people who want to lose weight, because it leaves a feeling of fullness while emptying the stomach and cleansing the body of fat.
In this way, it has a favorable effect on cholesterol, which clogs our arteries and damages our heart. The organism is closely connected, so if one thing doesn’t work well, the others fall behind.
Quince is rich in fiber, which is why it is so suitable for our digestive tract. It is also rich in vitamins, the most abundant of which are vitamins of groups B and C. Of the minerals, quince has the highest percentage of iron, magnesium, potassium and copper.
What also sets the quince apart from other fruits is that its seeds contain vitamin B17, which has been shown to be the most effective in the fight against cancer. So, quinces are recommended as a preventive measure, but also as a natural cure against cancer. Unfortunately, these diseases are very common today.
As you can conclude, quinces are a real source of health – they are there to feed us and protect us from harmful toxins and free radicals that threaten our body. Prepare a delicious compote, or eat quince fresh, and you will notice big, positive changes when it comes to your health.