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.
- 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
|Calories from Fat||2|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||10 g||3%|
|Dietary Fibre||1 g||6%|
|Vitamin A 7%||Vitamin C||11%|
*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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