The fruit of the medlar doesn't contain too many nutrients, but some of them are very beneficial to our health.

But before talking about the fruit we should talk about the tree, the medlar or medlar of Japan, Eriobotrya japonica

It is a very tall tree, about 8 feet tall perennial leaves that will fall in autumn to grow again in spring.

Typical in the Mediterranean region, is a tree resistant to cold, but needs a temperature above 10 C to flourish.

This tree doesn't need too much water, endure well only with rainwater, provided it is not a drought excessive.

We can get new medlar from seeds, but these trees must be graft with other medlar to get good quality fruit, otherwise they will be small and of low quality.

It is a tree that will have some problems with some animals like birds, which will be lurking to eat fruit all day, as well as insects such as fruit flies, etc. ..

It is also very common a disease called scab fruits makes the skin of the fruit to have a black spot that makes the fruit a lot lost its appeal and is practically inedible.

The composition of medlar has Water, Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Vitamins A-B1-B2-C and potassium in their great majority, as we said is a fruit which brings almost no nutrients and is widely used for weight loss because it provides practically no calories to the body and if you have a high fiber content.

It is also very RECOMMENDED for people with diabetes because it is a fruit without excessive amount of sugars and will not cause serious disorders such problems.

It is also advisable to treat kidney disorders because of its high percentage of molecular water promotes hydration and detoxification of the body, facilitating urine by that naturally eliminate toxins and other things no health benefits.