Aren’t stone fruits always something to look forward to every summer? Nectarines, plums, cherries, you name it, we love all the different kinds of flavors which do so well in our drinks. As we are heading to autumn, (and it surely feels like it!) we just want to pay a little tribute to one of our favorites, peaches.
- A mid-size peach is less than 70 calories and It’s got good carbs and satisfying sugar, but then 3 grams of fiber that prevents having blood sugar spikes. Peaches are also loaded with 10 different vitamins (A, C, E, and K). Plus, their skins are full of chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that helps fight disease and slow aging
- Peaches contain high amounts of potassium, which can reduce kidney-related diseases while lessening the risk of ulcers. Peaches also provide some magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, iron, and calcium. These additional minerals protect and support your red blood cells, nervous system, and bones
- The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree, native to Northwest China. The species name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry and plum, in the family Rosaceae
- The fruit is typically at their peak from late June until August
- In Chinese culture the peach tree is considered to be the tree of life while the fruits are symbols of immortality and unity.
Tip: Peaches (and nectarines) are best stored in temperatures of 0°C (32°F) and high-humidity. They are highly perishable, and are best consumed within two weeks of harvest
Tip: Put peaches in a loosely closed paper bag at room temperature for a day or two to help soften firm fruit. However, they won’t become sweeter or ripen further, since that stopped as soon as they were picked from the tree