What are Peaches?
Prunus persica, or peaches, are tiny fruits with a fuzzy peel and pleasant white or yellow flesh. Peaches are related to plums, apricots, cherries, and almonds. Because their flesh surrounds a shell that holds an edible seed, they’re classified as drupes or stone fruit. They taste great on their own or in a variety of dishes. Peaches are also nutrient-dense and may provide a variety of health benefits, including improved digestion, smoother skin, and allergy relief.
Where are they found?
They are supposed to have originated about 8,000 years ago in China.
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: less than 1 gram
Carbs: 14 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Vitamin C: Approximately 17% of the daily value (DV)
Vitamin A: 10% of DV
Potassium: 8% of DV
Niacin: 6% of DV
Vitamin E: 5% of DV
Vitamin K: 5% of DV
Copper: 5% of DV
Manganese: 5% of DV
What are its benefits?
- May aid digestion
- May improve heart health
- May protect your skin
- May prevent certain types of cancer
- May reduce allergy symptoms
How to grow it?
- Carefully crack open a peach pit and remove kernel
- Fill a plastic bag with the peach pit kernel.
- Placing the plastic bag in the refrigerator is a good idea.
- After two to three months, check for germination.
- Plant the peach seedling in a container
How to include it in your diet?
- They can be eaten raw, baked, grilled or boiled
- Are simply included into both warm / cold recipes.
- Great-nutrient rich snacks
- Topped with yogurt
- Handful of nuts
- Can be added to salads
- Used in deserts