The peach originates from China and is considered a drupe as it contains a single, inedible seed at its centre.

Peaches have fuzzy, edible skin and the inside is sweet and juicy. The nectarine is a variety of peach which does not have fuzzy skin, but maintains the deliciously sweet taste.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Peaches provide a generous amount of vitamin C which helps to rid infections from the body and contains antioxidants which fend off cancerous body cells. (1) (2)

 

  • Peaches are low in calories which promotes weight loss. (3)

 

  • Peaches contain vitamin A which provide beta-carotenes that convert to retinol to support vision. (4)

 

  • Peaches contain a lesser supply of the minerals: potassium, iron, copper, thiamine and niacin which support the transport of oxygenated blood and metabolic functions in the body. (5) (6)

 

Peaches Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 39
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g 3%
Dietary Fibre 1 g 6%
Sugar 8 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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