September 21, 2008
Good Morning. I’m here today to give you a little information on the fruit peach. Where it comes from, the different types of peaches, and how they are good for you.
The fruit peach comes from a small Chinese tree that is cultivated in temperate regions. Peach was brought from China from the Persians and passed on to the Romans. Later on the Spanish explores brought the fruit to America in the sixteenth century and eventually made it to England and France. Although Thomas Jefferson had a peach tree, the United States didn’t begin commercial production until the nineteenth century in Maryland, Delaware, Georgia and finally Virginia. Although the Southern States lead in commercial production they also were grown in California, Michigan, and Colorado.
Some people don’t know that they are three different types of peaches. The first one is the non-melting. The non-melting remains firm in after canning. It is selected to have an orange flesh color with no red, and a distinctive taste like apricots. The second one is melting it has a flesh that becomes soft over time when canned. It tends to have a ragged edge when slice during processing. Last but not lest is the one that everybody loves. It’s the yellow of white peach. It’s mostly grown in the United States.
It is known that a medium size peach has 35 calories and a fine source of Vitamin A as well as C and E and also a good source of fiber. Needless to add it is recommended that you eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. , Canned peaches today are packed in water, juice, light syrup or heavy syrup. Peaches packed in heavy syrup are sweeter and have more sugar and more calories. So the next time you in the store or at the market keep in mind in how the peach look and fell.