Peach is a fruit native to china, but cultivated in almost all the countries with a cool climate. Alexander the Great brought them back to Greece.They survive well in temperate climates across the Mediterranean and the Spaniards introduced them to the Americas.
A peach is extremely rich in vitamin A and potassium, apart from abounding in a number of other nutrients, making them rank very high in nutritional value and good for the health of an individual.
Peaches are best eaten raw. When they are cooked or boiled, they lose up to 80% of their nutrients, especially Vitamin C. People do cook and can them since in their raw state they rot fairly quickly after picking. But they are often canned with sugar syrup, which ups the caloric levels.
Benefits of Eating Peaches
Peaches help make the skin healthy and also add color to the complexion.
It has been seen that consumption of peaches helps in the removal of worms from the intestinal tract.
Consumption of peaches, on a regular basis, can keep your bowel movements regular and even prevent straining.
Researchers have suggested that peaches have good to excellent antioxidant activity, some antimicrobial activity and good to excellent tumor growth inhibition activity.
Peaches have a small laxative effect and a powerful diuretic effect and thus, are recommended to people suffering from rheumatism and gout.
Peach flowers have sedative proprieties and are good for children who are restless, especially when boiled in water with sugar and honey.
Being rich in Vitamin A, peaches might help prevent cancer in organs and glands with epithelial tissue.
Peaches comprise of more than 80 percent water and are a good source of dietary fiber, making them good for those trying to lose weight.