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Natural Vitamin Dose: Quinces

Hey Everyone!

I’m just after a flu and decided to share one of the methods that always help me to fight these kind of viruses (since I avoid drinking medicine from pharmacies and prefer natural vitamin sources) during this cold autumn season. Days are shorter, sun goes down earlier and the weather is really tricky so getting a cold is really easy.

This time lets talk about quinces, shall we? So, what are those? Quinces are small yellow apple-looking fruits that are much harder in texture and much more sour than apples. They are full of useful vitamins, especially during cold seasons as autumn and winter!

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Quinces are full of vitamins C, E, B, they are full of natural sugars, apple and lemon acids, pectin, minerals as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and many many more! Also, raw quinces have a lot of iron that is good for muscles a proper work of central nervous system.

I really like making a syrup out of these small yellow vitamin bombs which is super easy to do! All you need is:

  • A jar
  • Desirable amount of quinces
  • Sugar

I got the quinces from my mom’s garden, but I’m pretty sure there are places that sell them in your area, too!

Here we go: wash the fruits throughly under running water, cut them in pieces removing the seeds and put everything into a jar covering with as much sugar as you want (the more sugar – the sweeter the syrup!). Close the jar and place it into the fridge for a few days until you’ll notice that the quinces shrank and sugar liquidized.

If you want, you can separate the syrup and the fruits and dry the pieces in the low heated oven (or a food dryer) so you have small natural sweet snacks. 🙂

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Both syrup and fruits are really nice to add to your favourite tea or a cup of hot water. Good to keep in the fridge until the end of season since the fruits are preserved in sugar. 😉

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Stay happy, stay healthy and enjoy the lovely autumn! 🙂

Lots of love,

Eve



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