Peaches are among fruit with remineralizing and restorative properties, being rich in vitamins and minerals. They stimulates digestion and have a purifying action, thanks to the high content of potassium, and an antioxidant action thanks to the high levels of vitamin C. The skin of the peach is rich of phenolic substances with known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Peaches are also allies for weight loss for their low calorie intake and low glycemic index.

The peach tree (Prunus persica) is a tree native to China, where it was considered a symbol of immortality, and whose flowers were celebrated by artists all over the world.
From China the peach came to Persia, and from there to Europe. From this nation comes the name of the species, which meaning is “of Persia”. The peaches spread throughout Europe thanks to Alexander the Great, that during an expedition in Persia was fascinated by them.

In ancient Egypt peaches were the sacred fruit of Arpocrate, god of silence and childhood. In China they are considered a symbol of immortality because it is thought that eating them at the right time preserves the body from corruption. In Japan the peach is considered a protection from evil and in Europe it was used for healing purposes.

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