Medlar: properties, nutritional values, calories

Medlar: properties, nutritional values, calories

The medlars (Mespilus germanica) are the fruits of the Nespolo tree, belonging to the Rosaceae family and native to the regions of the Caspian Sea, in South Asia and subsequently spread also in Europe.

The fruits have a spherical shape with a diameter of about 2-3 cm and they come collected in October.

However, their maturation takes many months, therefore, theand ripe medlars are typically marketed and consumed only in June.

From sweet taste, medlars are rich in nutrients and properties. Let's find out better!


Properties and benefits

In addition to being very palatable, medlars have several health benefits. Let's see some of them:

  • Have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Have hematopoietic properties (they favor the production of blood cells).
  • They have draining properties.
  • They favor the intestinal regularity.
  • They favor the menstrual regularity.
  • They contrast the abdominal swelling.
  • They contrast cold and dry throat.
  • They favor the skin health.

Calories and nutritional values ​​of medlar

100 g of medlar provide:

  • 28 kcal
  • 0,4 g protein
  • G carbohydrates 6,1
  • Sugars 6,1 g
  • 0,4 g fat
  • Fiber 2,1 g

Medlar, allied with

Intestine, skin, blood.


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A recipe up your sleeve

As with all fruit, including medlar, the ideal consumption is that of fresh and raw fruit, in order to preserve all the nutrients.

There are excellent to add to yogurt with oily dried fruit and cereals, or to enrich a fruit salad.

However, they can also be used for flavoring cakes or pies. Here is a delicious recipe for you: medlar tart.


  • 250 g of whole wheat flour
  • 120 g of raw sugar
  • 60 g of water
  • 60 g of sunflower oil or butter
  • About 400 g of medlar



  1. Mix in a bowl 100 g of sugar and water and add the sunflower oil.
  2. Pour the sifted flour into the same bowl and knead until a smooth dough is obtained.
  3. Leave to rest for about an hour in the refrigerator and in the meantime, peel and cut the medlar.
  4. Blend them together with about 2 tablespoons of sugar until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  5. After an hour, pull the dough from the refrigerator, roll it out and place it in a round pan. 
  6. Fill with the medlar cream and cook in a preheated static oven at 180 ° for about 30-40 minutes.

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Bibliography and sources

Medicinal benefits and usage of medlar (Mespilusgermanica) in Gilan Province (Roudsar District), Journal of Medicinal Plants Research

Food composition database for epidemiological studies in the country, European Oncological Institute

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