Peach or nectarine, juice

Peach or nectarine, juice

The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine.

The specific name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia (modern-day Iran), from where it was transplanted to Europe. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry, apricot, almond and plum, in the rose family. The peach is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated seed shell. Due to their close relatedness, the inside of a peach stone tastes remarkably similar to almond, and peach stones are often used to make a cheap version of marzipan, known as persipan.

Peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they are regarded commercially as different fruits. In contrast to peaches, whose fruits present the characteristic fuzz on the skin, nectarines are characterized by the absence of fruit-skin trichomes (fuzzless fruit); it is thought that a mutation in a single gene (MYB25) is responsible for the hair or no-hair difference between the two.

China produced 58% of the world's total peaches and nectarines in 2016.

Peach or nectarine juice Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits

The composition of peach or nectarine juice is 89% water, 10.5% carbohydrates, 0.2% protein, 0.1% dietary fiber, and 0.1% fat. If you consume one cup of peach or nectarine juice it will provide you with 26.25 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 20.19 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 Oz), peach or nectarine juice provides 179 kilojoules (43 kilocalories) of energy and is a rich source of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (78% of the Daily Value). This means that if you add peach or nectarine juice in your diet it will help your body to absorb iron from food and defend itself more naturally since vitamin C is an antioxidant, reduce probability of heart disease by fighting cholesterol, improve the efficiency of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) to heal wounds and will be effective against gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levelsdementia since vitamin C impacts memory positivelythe occurrence of cancer. It contains low amount of minerals.