I got Chinese quinces(Karin)from my sister-in-law, so made Chinese quince's syrup. And I have been learning about fruit and vegetables now, so, I’d like to report about Chinese quinces today.
【About Chinese quince】 Classification: Rosaceous(the rose family)the genus chaenomeles Country of origin: China History: It was introduced to Japan before Heian era. Looks: Size is about 10cm,color is pea green or yellow, shape is egg type's round. Character: The flesh is hard, astringent and unfit for eating as fresh, so the best suited to syrup, liqueur and jam. Main nutrients: vitamin C, potassium, citric acid, and malic acid. Expected effect : To prevent a cold, to suppress a cough, to do recovery from tiredness.
【Recipe】 Ingredients: 4 Chinese quinces, 400g sugar, salt. First, wash and slice the flesh to the thickness of 2mm after excluding the seeds. Be careful because Chinese quince is very hard. Next, dip in salt water to prevent discoloration. And then, drain and put them in a bowl. Next, sprinkle sugar to them and mix well. Finally, put them in a sealed container.
We will be able to enjoy the delicious syrup about one week later. And we will not catch a cold this winter maybe!