Peach

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The peach tree is a species native to China, with records dating back 20 centuries B. C., Studies indicate that probably would have been brought from China to Persia and from there it would spread through Europe.

In fact, the scientific name of the fruit indicates that - Prunus persica - and Peach in Latin persicu malum in other words persian apple.

 

The peach may be classified into two groups: the yellow and white pulp, each having the varieties of "lump loose" and "lump adherent". Thus, peach, depending on the variety, may have a round or oval shape with hairiness, of color that varies between yellow and red. The pulp is juicy, bittersweet, aromatic, yellow, white or red.

 

Focusing on the benefits of peach, we must stress the skin, which is the part that contains more vitamins and minerals, as the vast majority of fruits.

Potassium is an element found in peach which makes it an ideal food for all types of diets to lose weight and especially for those who have high blood pressure or heart problems. Likewise, it is good to remove fluids due to its diuretic properties.

The fiber is good for improving intestinal transit and can act as a laxative.

Moreover, peach also prevents kidney stones.

This fruit also contains minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iodine, iron, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins A, C and B-complex, especially vitamin B5 which avoids problems of skin, digestive and nervous system.

The peach is still a good food with antioxidant and detoxifying properties.

It's good to combat acne problems or to preserve vision and increase the good condition of the skin or nails.

Peach pits are used in medicine as a natural curative remedy in pulmonary stasis, especially in so-called 'cough heart". The scientific basis for the therapeutic use is in the content of peach pits in hydrocyanic acid. Homeopathic medicine knows the great value of hydrocyanic acid, such as in the treatment of heart failure and severe collapses, as well as the failure of the blood capillaries or vasomotor nerves. In such cases is good to give peach kernels twice daily.

The infusion of the leaves and seeds is soothing and the flowers are usually used as a mild laxative.

 

When buying, choose the fruit peel firm but not hard. The ripe peaches have a yellow-reddish color, depending on the variety. Choose slightly soft to the pressure of the fingers, and fragrant, to make sure they are tasty and sweet.

 

May be stored it in the fridge for one or two weeks.

 

Should only wash, immediately before eating /or serving.

 

Calories: 100 grams contains about 51 calories.

  

 

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