Peach : health benefits and virtues

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  1. Peach benefits and virtues
  2. Peach and its health benefits
    1. Source of vitamins C and B and rich in carotene, peach has a good action on skin health.
  3. Cultivate the peach tree for its benefits
    1. The only varieties of peach trees capable of growing in pots are the dwarf varieties.
  4. Cooking: peach-based recipes
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Peach benefits and virtues

The peach tree (Prunus persica) is a hardy tree native to the Far East, introduced into Europe by the Greeks, and has many health benefits and virtues.

Peach benefits

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This tree grows better in the southern half of France because it is a little afraid of the cold and its flowers are not resistant to frost. If carefully maintained, a peach tree can live up to 40 years.

Peach and its health benefits

Peaches are full of vitamins, dietary fiber and antioxidants, but to reap the full benefits, it is essential to consume them with your skin.

Juicy and fragrant, the peach is one of the most digestible fruits. When cooked, even the most delicate stomachs tolerate it even better.

Fresh (or canned) peaches are slightly diuretic, laxative and depurative. For an optimal diuretic and depurative effect, eat your peach on an empty stomach.

Source of vitamins C and B and rich in carotene, peach has a good action on skin health.

A source of dietary fiber, the peach eaten with the skin, prevents constipation, reduces the risk of colon cancer and contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Peach leaves and flowers have long been known for their sedative properties.

Cultivate the peach tree for its benefits

During its flowering, the peach tree is sensitive to frost. The first damage occurs when temperatures reach -2 °C and from -5 °C all the flowers are destroyed. If you live in the northern half of France, grow the peach tree against a sunny wall.

Feel it in the fall or early winter in a deep, permeable and airy soil. Place gravel at the bottom of the hole to improve drainage.

The only varieties of peach trees capable of growing in pots are the dwarf varieties.

The peach is an ideal fruit to quench thirst and to refresh in case of strong heat. Eat as is, preferably with the skin on to preserve as much antioxidant and fiber as possible, or in a fruit salad.

Peaches are also delicious cooked, poached in sugar or wine syrup, in compote, sorbet, in cakes, in pies or with ice cream.

Candied in alcohol, peach is an excellent liquor.

Since the peach is still harvested firm, it is best to let it ripen for a few days at room temperature before eating it.

Cooking: peach-based recipes

Intake of nutrients from fishing

40 kcal/100 g. Rich in water, fishing is low in calories. It is correctly dosed in vitamin C, fibers and carotenoids, essential for the skin. Peaches also contain potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron in good amounts.

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