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What are the Benefits of the Quince tree?

What are the Benefits of the Quince tree?


Quince tree

The Quince tree (scientific name: Cydonia oblonga) belongs to the Rosaceae family and exists in various parts of Asia and the Mediterranean, as well as rocky slopes and forested areas of the South Caucasus which include Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the southwest, Russia, and Turkmenistan. Quince is a deciduous tree and the length of this tree can reach about 4 and a half meters, and is characterized by its curved branches covered with broad leaves with the same light green.



The nutritional value of Quince tree

The following table shows what 100 grams of quince contain: 


Nutritional component

Amount

Nutritional component

Amount

Amount of calories

57 Calories

Iron

0.7 milligrams

Water

83.8 milliliters

Magnesium

8 milligrams

Protein

0.4 gram

phosphorus

17 milligrams

Lipids

0,1 gram

potassium

197 milligrams

Carbohydrates

15,3 gram

sodium

4 milligrams

Calcium

11 milligrams

Vitamin C

15 milligrams

Fiber

1,9 gram

copper

0,13 milligrams

selenium

0,6 milligrams

Vitamin B9

3 milligrams

Vitamin A

40 UI

Vitamin B1

0,02 milligrams

Vitamin B2

0,03 milligrams

Vitamin B5

0,081 milligrams

Vitamin B3

0,2 milligrams

Vitamin B6

0,04 milligrams


Benefits of the Quince tree

 

Benefits of the Quince tree according to the degree of efficiency

 

Potentially effective

Reduce heartburn: Eating quince may help reduce symptoms of persistent heartburn in Children and adolescents, by taking a glass of quince twice a day, as it is similar to the effect of some medicines used for stomach burn, such as omeprazole.

 

Insufficient evidence:

Relieving nausea: in a study published by Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2017, where she compared the effect of consuming quince or vitamin B6 in a group of pregnant women for the purpose of relieving symptoms of nausea and vomiting. The one-week study included 76 women with simple to medium degree nausea and vomiting, and they were divided into two groups. The first group consumed a tablespoon of a Quince drink 3 times a day, while the other group also took 20 milligrams of vitamin B6 tablets three times a day, and it was noted at the end of the study that the symptoms of nausea became less numerous in the Quince group, indicating that it may be appropriate for reducing nausea in pregnant women, but this study is not sufficient and more evidence is still needed to confirm it.

 

Reduce inflammation: Quince is a fruit rich in antioxidants; a laboratory study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2013 stated that Quince contains 26 types of polyphenolic compounds, including flavonoids, which are among the most important of them, and which constitute 78% to 94% of the total of these compounds, for example quercetin and kaempferol. , and these compounds have a good effect on health. Antioxidants are known to protect the body from the risk of unstable free radical molecules and reduce the incidence of infections. In a review published in the journal Diseases in 2016, diets rich in antioxidants such as The Mediterranean diet was found to reduce oxidative stress. Increased levels of this stress in the body is associated with a higher risk of infections that can lead to many diseases, such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, and various cancers.

 

Other benefits There is insufficient evidence for their effectiveness: such as the use of quince to relieve cough conditions, or diarrhea, gastritis, and intestines.

 

Benefits of Quince for diabetics.

A preliminary study of experimental rats was published in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research to assess the effect of ingesting quince in diabetic mice, and at the end of the study, it was found that the extract of this fruit improves certain symptoms associated with diabetes, it reduced the levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol and bad cholesterol, in addition to increasing the levels of beneficial cholesterol and reducing indicators related to liver and kidney disease.




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