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Good from the quince

  • Plant: Qiunce (Pyrus Cydonia)
  • Plant part: fruit
  • Plant feauters: astringent, anti-inflammatory, tonic, expectorant, laxative, analgesic, emollient, antiphlogistic

  • Description:
    The Latinians particularly appreciated a kind of "apple", which they called Mala Cydonia, as it was a fruit of great symbolic importance, which grew in the ancient city of Cydon of the island of Crete. Pliny remembered how this fruit was regarded by Greek civilization as a symbol of love, so much that Aphrodite was often represented with a quince in his hand.
    Probably existed the quince, which was famous for its effects and flavors, in the Roman period as a "soft" variety, which has become extinct over the centuries, but left us the famous quince which is surely very fragrant but hardly enjoyable.
    The strongly sour taste of the fruit prevents it from being consumed raw and can only be used as boiled jam. Its fragrance is however very effective as room and laundry deodorant.
    Moreover, the liqueurs of quince are classics, such as "Ratafia" (fruit liqueur) and "Buono di Cotogne" (good of the quince).  
Qiunce (Pyrus Cydonia)
  • Ingredients:
    - 1 quince
    - 1 liter of Grappa
    - lemon peel
    - 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • Preparation:
    The quince liqueur is prepared as follows: Mix a peeled and denucleated quince and put in a liter of Grappa with lemon peel and 5 tablespoons of sugar. Leave it in the sun for three months and shake it at least once a day. Then filter the mixture, bottle into bottles and age it for six months.
    The flavoured Grappa is amber colored and has a full, tasty aroma and an intense, honey-like scent.

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  • Angelica Sylvestries (Angelica Sylvestris)
  • Strawberry tree (Arbutus Unedo)
  • Absinthe (Artemisia Absinthium)
  • Genepì male or black (Artemisia Genipi)
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  • Woodruff or fragrant Bedstraw (Asperula Odorata)
  • Barberry (Berberis Vulgaris)
  • Birch (Betula Alba)
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  • Field Cumin (Carum Carvi)
  • Common Chicory (Cichorium Intybus)
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  • Seville Orange, Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium)
  • Kola Nut (Cola Acuminata)
  • Cornelian cherry, European cornel (Cornus Mas)
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  • Common Hawthorn, Midland Hawthorn (Crataegus Oxycantha)
  • Globe Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus)
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  • Tasmanian bluegum, blue gum (Eucalyptus Globulus Labill)
  • Florence fennel or Finocchio (Foeniculum Vulgare)
  • Agarikon, Quinine Conk (Fomes Officinalis)
  • Wild Strawberry (Fragraria Vesca)
  • Manna Ash (Fraxinus Ornus)
  • Great Yellow Gentian (Gentiana Lutea)
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