Nutritional Facts & Medical Benefits of Peach


Peaches originated in China and were introduced to California by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s. Today they are cultivated throughout warm temperate and subtropical regions of the world. 


The tree can reach heights of 2 to 3.5 meters and is part of the Rosaceae family. The leaves are caduceus, and the flowers are pink. The blossoming period is in the spring. Peach grows well in areas with a medium yearly temperature of around 10-15 degrees C preferring fresh soils and exposure to the sun. The branches that have given fruit die afterwards, that is why a fructification cut is necessary which contributes to a rich harvest. From this plant, especially the fruits are used.

Nutritional Value of peach: Per 100 gm:

Vitamin A : 880 I.U. Vitamin B : Thiamine .02 mg.; Riboflavin : .05 mg.; Niacin : .9 mg. Vitamin C : 8 mg. Calcium : 8 mg. Iron : .6 mg. Phosphorus : 22 mg. Potassium : 310 mg. Fat : .1 gm. Carbohydrates : 12 gm. Protein : .5 gm. Calories : 46

Medical Benefits of Peach:

  • Peaches are recommended for acute, infectious diseases.

  • They are recommended for reducing cholesterol in blood, in prevention of cardiovascular, renal diseases and anemia.

  • Peaches are used in abdominal colic and rheumatism pains. As tea they are recommended in convulsive cough.

  • Peach is the aliment recommended for convalescence, for those who are in advanced states of fatigue or depressive states.

  • Due to the fact that they contain phosphorus, peaches are recommended in neurosis, protecting the nervous cells.

  • Vitamin A, B1 and B2 are irreplaceable for the balance of the nervous system; they achieve the synthesis of hemoglobin, maintain magnesium in the body and strengthen the natural immunity.

  • Peaches eaten in the morning instead of breakfast regulate intestinal and hepatic functions, maintain the alkalinization of blood, and favor digestion and nutrition. They are also Helpful in the removal of worms from the intestinal tract.

  • The regular consumption of peaches is recommended to those with urinary Lithia sis as well as for those who want to increase their urinary debit.

  • They May help prevent cancer in organs and glands with epithelial tissue due to its high Vitamin A content Peaches feed and regenerate the skin tissue. If the face is lotioned with peach juice, the complexion can be given a shinier look.

  • Apart from their therapeutic qualities, peaches can be used in various weight losing diets. In the peel of a very ripe peach, at least 10 enigmatic elements exist which activate some substances which destroy the fat layers, this is why peach diets are effective.

  • The fruit is recommended for consumption along with its peel (after it was rinsed with water). Juice can be prepared from it.


Peach tea is prepared like this: 30 g of leaves or flowers are left to infuse in half a liter of water for 10 minutes. A cup is consumed after every meal.

Peach cream for normal or dried complexion is obtained through mixing 3 tablespoons of peach juice, 3 tablespoons of fresh sour cream, half a teaspoon of lemon juice. It is kept on the face for 5 minutes then washed away.

The mask for normal or dried complexion is prepared like this: The pulp of a peach to which a teaspoon of sweet almond has been added, is applied on the face. It is washed away after 20 minutes.


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