Peaches are ancient fruits that were cultivated from 6000 BC. The region they occurred for the first time was Asia, to be more specific, in China. Then the cultivation spread all around Asia.
Now a few words about the cultivation of fruit. Peach requires a dry, temperate, or continental climate. The chilling period of the tree is needed to grow the flowers and fruits in the end. To sustainable development, peachtree demands around five hundred hours in the temperature between 32𝇈 and 50𝇈 F (0 to 10𝇈C). The fruits are seasonal, and the pickup time falls in the late Spring and continues until the end of Summer.
Our article answers the puzzling questions connected with juicing peaches and provides you with our favorite peach juice recipes.
1. Can You Juice Peaches?
If the question, can you juice peach concerns you, here comes the answer:
You can, and you should juice peaches. They are delicious and contain valuable vitamins and minerals, which are essential for the human body’s proper functioning.
Interesting fact: Did you know that nectarine and peach are the same species? The difference between those two is the skin. Nectarines do not have the hairy skin peaches are covered with.
2. How To Make Peach Juice?
Summer has come, and you wonder what to do with the peaches freshly collected from your garden trees? After stewing it in jars for later use, making countless fruit salads, you can try to juice the fresh peach.
To make fresh peach juice at home, all you need to have is a blender. But before juicing, rinse the peaches with water carefully.
- Remove skin using the peeler.
- Cut the peaches into two halves and remove the seed.
- Put fruits into the blender.
- Add one glass of water and blend it.*
- Your delicious juice is ready to drink!
* If you would like to have a dense juice, more like a peach smoothie, skip adding water to it.
Tip: Add a few drops of lemon to strengthen the taste of your juice.
3. Vitamins And Minerals In Peach Juice?
You can see the vitamins and minerals in the infographic below in 3.5 oz / 100 ml of peach juice (without adding water).
4. Peach Juice Benefits
Now let’s move to the positive effects that consuming peach juice has on our bodies.
As we already mentioned, peach juice is a source of vitamins and minerals that help our bodies function correctly. Because of valuable phenols, which combat the harmful free radicals, peach juice helps fight cancer, especially breast cancer.
In 90%, peaches consist of water. As a result, they act diuretic and clean our body from unhealthy toxins. This effect positively influences the functioning of kidneys and the whole urinary system in the body.
Because of its low fat and Sodium content, peach juice can be freely consumed and is recommended for those struggling with hypertension and high cholesterol. High Potassium level helps with tiredness, body cramps, and dizziness.
Consuming peach juice is also recommended for people who suffer from anemia because it stimulates the production of red blood cells. Due to high dietary fiber content, peach juice also helps with constipation and digesting. Pay attention because the immature peach fruit can have a laxative effect on your body.
Beta Carotene in peach juice boosts your body’s immune system, strengthens your sight, and helps with skin problems like acne. The beta carotene is a compound from the carotenoids, present in all orange, yellow and red fruits and vegetables.
5. Peach Juice Recipes
Fresh peach juice is one of our favorite drinks during the hot summer, but it doesn’t have to be only the summer drink. You can quickly freeze peaches in the freezer for later use, especially during autumn and wintertime. It is proved that frozen fruit keeps most of its nutrient value for a long time. Although it might not look very tempting, because the frozen peach becomes more brownish than orange, it is still healthy, and possible to juice it.
Here are some of our favorite juice recipes with fresh or frozen peaches, among the other ingredients.
Orange Color Vitamin Bomb
- 5 peaches without skin and seeds
- Juice from one orange
- Pinch of cinnamon
Put all ingredients into a blender and mix it together until smooth.
- 4-5 peaches without skin and seeds
- Half of mango
- ½ glass of water
- A few drops of lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together using a blender
Chia, Peach & Banana
- 2 spoons of chia seeds
- 4 peaches without skin and seeds
- 1 banana
- 1 glass of coconut water
Combine chia seed with ½ glass of coconut water, place in the fridge for 15 min. Then add to other ingredients and blend all together.
We hope you liked our article and now you are encouraged to make peach juice at home.
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