Peach Fruit Benefits – Health Values -Nutrition facts
Does anyone know where peaches came from?
Peach Although grown in Georgia,peaches first came from China. They go back to the 10th century B.C and are often found in pictures from that time. The chinese have developed many different types of peaches.The peach comes from a deciduous fruit-bearing tree of the rose family and is native to China. Its botanical name persica resulted from the original belief that peaches were native to Persia (Iran).* Commercially, peaches and nectarines are treated as different fruits but they belong to the same species. The nectarine is a type of peach with a smooth, fuzzless skin.
A tree can grow to be 30 feet tall and live for 40 years. Peaches are a temperate climate fruit with a peak season in June,July and August. Peaches must be picked ripe because they do not ripen well after they have been picked. You can keep peaches for one to three days,but you have to be very careful because one small bruise and it will go bad on that spot
Peach Fruit – A symbol of good luck, protection and longevity.
With only about 40 calories per fruit,peaches pack a punch of nutrients. One medium peach is a good source of fiber,potassium,Vitamin A and niacin and a very good source of vitamin C.
Peach – A perfect fruit for losing weight -Nutrition benefits of peaches
A peach makes you feel full and keeps you from overeating. The bonus – one peach only contains about 35-50 calories and no fat!
Reasons to eat peaches
- A good source of vitamin C
What is Vitamin C
- Vitamin C also know as ascorbic Acid
- A water soluble vitamin
- Acts as an antioxidant (attacks free radicals in the body)
- Helps body make collagen ( a substance that helps strengthen connective tissues and keep gums healthy
- Insufficient intake may result in disease known as scurvy
A source of vitamin including Vitamin A,Vitamin E,niacin,riboflavin and thiamin
A source of minerals including potassium,calcium,iron and magnesium
Skin Health -Peaches rich content of Vitamin A and C makes a great natural moisturizer,these can help regenerate skin tissue