The tree that produces the Peach is called a peach tree. It is a fruit of Chinese origin, whose scientific name is Prunus persica. It has only one large seed, wrapped in a hard shell. It is a fruit with a sweet taste and delicate aroma. The peach peel is thin, velvety and orange in color. Its flesh is yellowish.
The peach is widely used to make sweets, cakes, jellies, jams and juices. It is not a very caloric fruit, because each unit has, on average, 50 calories.
The peach is rich in vitamin C and pro-vitamin A. It is also a fruit with a good amount of fibers, because every 100 grams of peach, you will find 1.5 grams of fibers. It presents good amounts of trace elements, such as: potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and calcium. It is a very juicy fruit, because almost 90% of its weight is composed of water. In addition to vitamins C and A, peaches also contain B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12), as well as vitamins K and E.