The peach is a stone fruit and is botanically classified in the rosaceous plant family. It was already known in China, in 2000 B.C.
Peaches need a mild and warm climate. They are extremely sensitive to frost and are mainly grown in Mediterranean countries. Next to Italy, France, Spain and Greece are the main orange growing countries. Ripe peaches range from dark yellow to red and spring back under light finger pressure. Hard, unripe fruit should not be bought, since it shall not ripen properly. Peaches can be kept for a short time in the refrigerator but should be consumed quickly.
Season: From July to August (only imported produce)
Nutritional Value: Peach – Swiss food composition database
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Peaches contain a lot of beta-carotene.
1 portion a day corresponds to: