Medlar

(Mespilus germanica)

an oval fruit, orangish or yellowish in colour. Its skin is shiny, compact and strong, but is easily removed when pulled from the peduncle. Its flesh is very tasty. The medlar has one or more large shiny brown seeds that may take up as much as 45% of the fruit’s volume.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Nespra
Spanish: Níspero
English: Medlar

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Seeded fruit
Scientific: Rosàcia

Varieties

Algerie, Golden

Nutritional value

97 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

2 o 3 unitats

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Medlar

The main areas of production are China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Madagascar, Mediterranean countries (Turkey, Italy, Greece, Israel), the United States, Brazil and Venezuela. In Spain, the main areas of cultivation are Alicante, Malaga, Valencia, Granada and Castellón.

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