Peach Fruit (With Pictures)- Benefits of Peach Tree
Botanical Name: Prunus persica
Family Name : Rosaceae
Peach grows on a small tree up to 8m high with glabrous twigs, leaves oblong to broad lanceolate, serrate, glabrous, flowers solitary, pink; fruits subglobose, 5-7 cm across, fleshy, with a hard and deeply pitted stone.
Peaches can be red, pink, yellow, white, or a combination of those colors. On one side of the fruit is a distinctive vertical indentation. Peaches and nectarines look very similar, but they can be told apart by their skin texture: peaches are fuzzy and dull, while nectarines are smooth and shiny.
Properties of peach
Stomachic, demulcent, anti-scorbutic, anthelmintic.
Forms of Use :- Fruit is eaten raw.
Food Value of peach
Peaches are a fair source of sugars, thiamine (Vitamin B1) and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and retinol (Vitamin A). Ripe peaches contain 88 per cent of edible matter as shown by the following composition obtained by the analysis of peaches (per 100 gms):
The acids present in peach are mainly malic and citric acids.
Medicinal Uses & benefits
Peaches are a favourite table fruit. They are soft and juicy when ripe and are mostly used as desserts. They become very delicious when cooked in syrup, and are mostly used for canning. Various preparations are canned peach, peach nector, dried peach.
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