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Quince (Each)

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Description/Taste:
Pronounced "kwins", Quince is a unique fruit, often mistaken for a pear or apple due to its similar shape. However, its bright yellow, rough skin and strong aromatic scent set it apart. Raw quince is very firm and tart, but when cooked, it transforms into a soft, sweet, and rosy-hued delight with a flavour that hints at apple, pear, and citrus.

Seasons/Availability:
In the UK, quinces come into season in late autumn, typically from October to December. While they are grown in select regions of the UK, there may also be imports from Mediterranean countries like Spain and Turkey to supplement supply.

Uses & Flavour Pairings:
Quince is rarely eaten raw due to its astringency. Instead, it shines when cooked, turning sweet and taking on a deep rose colour. It's popularly used to make jellies, jams, and the traditional Middle Eastern paste, membrillo. Quince pairs beautifully with spices like cinnamon, star anise, and vanilla. Its unique flavour also complements meats, especially lamb, and it can be roasted or poached for various dishes.

History:
Quince has a rich history, with its origins traced back to ancient Greece and Persia. It was once a symbol of love and fertility and was highly esteemed in various cultures. In the UK, while it might not be as mainstream as other fruits, it's cherished by those who appreciate its unique taste and transformative cooking properties.

SKU: QUINE
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Please not that unless specified on the packaging, our whole (unprepared) is not washed and therefore should be washed prior to consumption.

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