Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Health Benefits of Peaches

The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree, native to North-West China, in the region between the Tarim basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach. The species name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia, whence it was transplanted to Europe. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry and plum, in the family Rosaceae. The peach is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated seed shell.

Peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they are regarded commercially as different fruits. In contrast to peach whose fruits present the characteristic fuzz on the skin nectarines are characterized by the absence of fruit skin trichomes (fuzz-less fruit); genetic studies suggest nectarines are produced due to a recessive allele, whereas peaches are produced from a dominant allele for fuzzy skin. - wikipedia

China is the world's largest producer of peaches and nectarines.

1. Helps in preventing cancer and loss of eye vision

Peaches have the power to cure many diseases including cancer problems. Betacarotene is a compound that give peaches their color,  it contains lycopene that prevents the loss of eye vision.

2. Weight loss

Peaches a one of the best health snack alternative. They are low in calories and fat.

3. Great for your skin

Peaches a packed with antioxidants and vitamin C which help reduce lines.

4. Cleanse out Toxin

The high amount of fiber and potassium helps the body clean out any toxins by keeping your kidney healthy and preventing ulcers.