Key Information: Peaches — or Prunus persica — are small fruit with a fuzzy peel and a sweet white or yellow flesh. They’re thought to have originated in China more than 8,000 years ago. Peaches are related to plums, apricots, cherries, and almonds. They’re considered drupes or stone fruit because their flesh surrounds a shell that houses an edible seed. They can be eaten on their own or added to a variety of dishes. What’s more, peaches are nutritious and may offer an array of health benefits, including improved digestion, smoother skin, and allergy relief. Health Benefits: Peaches are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. One medium-sized peach (5.4 ounces or 150 grams) provides approximately: Calories: 58 Protein: 1 gram Fat: less than 1 gram Carbs: 14 grams Fiber: 2 grams Vitamin C: 17% of the Daily Value (DV) Vitamin A: 10% of the DV Potassium: 8% of the DV Niacin: 6% of the DV Vitamin E: 5% of the DV Vitamin K: 5% of the DV Copper: 5% of the DV Manganese: 5% of the DV Peaches also offer smaller amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and some B vitamins. In addition, they’re packed with antioxidants — beneficial plant compounds that combat oxidative damage and help protect your body against aging and disease. The fresher and riper the fruit, the more antioxidants it contains. In one study, juice from fresh peaches demonstrated antioxidant actions in healthy men within 30 minutes of consumption. Fresh and canned peaches seem to have similar amounts of vitamins and minerals — as long as canned varieties are unpeeled. Country of Origin: Australia/China Storage: Store in a cool and dry place
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