Some fruits starting with "Q" are the quince and the quandong. The quince can be used in various dishes, although many people are not familiar with it. It is part of the same family of fruits that contains apples and pears. The quandong is unique to Australia.
Quince trees normally grow in Southwest Asia, Iran and Turkey and are found in woodland areas and on rocky slopes. The quince contains vitamins A and C and is sometimes used for medicinal purposes in both Europe and Asia. When the seeds of the quince are soaked in water, they form a gel-like salve used to treat inflamed skin.