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The benefits of quince and why you should eat them

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Some people might have been confused if quince is a fruit or a vegetable. Quince is a fruit and it is shaped like a pear and an apple. The average weight of the quince is said to be around 4 ounces. This fruit has a rich yellow layer which also has a strong fragrance. Moreover, it is hard and acidic. You can also find this fruit in the colour red. When it is in the colour red, the taste is completely different from that of a yellow. You can also cook this fruit or eat it like it is. Quince grows on trees and they ripe in late autumn. That is when they are ideal to eat as well.



If you want to eat quince as it is then you should remove the peel of the fruit before eating. There will also be a core that you can remove as well. After you remove the peel and the core of the quince, you can then cook, bake, roast, puree it according to how you like it. There are numerous ways how you can use this fruit in different dishes. People also like to eat it as a side dish because of its juicy and sweet flavour. You will also be able to find jams made of quince. This fruit has low calories. Therefore, one 100 gram fruit contains only 57 calories. However, this fruit is a great source to find fibre, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals as well.

How to eat Kumquat

Kumquat is another fruit that not many people know of. This tree belongs to the citrus family of plants and it is mostly grown in South Asia. This tree produces small fruits which resemble somewhat of an orange. Kumquat is oval and it has the same vibrant colour as an orange. It is also the same size but it is just a bit bigger than an orange. Those who have eaten kumquat claim to say that they state mainly sour and they have a hint of sweetness. Unlike the other fruits, kumquat can be eaten with the skin as well. Therefore, it also makes it tastier. You can eat it simple or you can add it to your salad as well. Every fruit has numerous specialties.


Kumquat is rich in fibre, minerals, vitamins as well as antioxidants. The most favourable thing about this fruit is that it reduces weight. As it is filled with antioxidants, it helps promote better health overall by fighting various diseases. Antioxidants are compounds that help neutralize the harmful radicals in the body. Therefore, having antioxidants are important to secure the health of the body. Moreover, it also makes the digestive system work better. It also helps boost your immunity system. Hence, you should add kumquat to your diet and you will see the difference in your body in no time.

Where are finger limes used?

People might be surprised to know that there are limes shaped like a finger. However, finger limes are also known as caviar limes and it is a citrus fruit. It is believed to have been in the world for years but in the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea. Finger limes are not that big. They are small with an average length of 2 to 3 inches. They are shaped like mini cucumbers or pickles.


Moreover, finger limes are mainly purple, black, or dark green and they can sometimes be seen in brownish-red colour as well. They are not as smooth as a cucumber because they are rough. This fruit can be eaten itself or used in cooking. When they are chewed, they pop in your mouth which releases their tart flavour. They have a taste of lemon juice and chefs mainly use them to serve along with food such as seafood, sushi, and pasta.