Freeze dried peaches
100% natural, vegan and raw, gluten free, no added sugar or sulphur, no preservatives, GMO free
Peach is a fruit full of sun. Its properties and nutritional values were already appreciated 4,000 years ago in China, where it possibly originates from. The ancient Chinese believed that the peach is the tree with the most vitality of all, because its flowers appear earlier than its leaves. The peach arrived in Greece around 300 BC, and to northern Europe in the 16th century.
The vitamins and minerals present in peaches support the entire body, including the skin, hair and nails. Peach fruits, thanks to their nutrients, counteract many ailments.
Undoubtedly, peaches should be consumed by people struggling with anaemia, because they stimulate the production of red blood cells. These fruits are recommended for vegetarians, vegans, as well as for expectant mothers. Due to the low glycaemic index, peaches are recommended for diabetics and people who are trying to lose weight.
Peaches are a very safe fruit – they are recommended for children, athletes, the elderly, the chronically ill, diabetics, people on a slimming diet, as well as pregnant and menopausal women. Peaches are virtually fat and sodium free, but they contain large amounts of potassium. For this reason, it is worth recommending them to people with hypertension and high cholesterol.
Why should we eat peaches?
Regular consumption of peaches cleanses our body of toxins and harmful metabolic products. In addition, eating this fruit has a diuretic effect. This is important not only when losing weight, but also in rheumatic diseases as well as kidney and urinary system diseases.
Peaches have a soothing effect on the nervous system along with relaxing properties. The potassium contained in peaches regulates blood pressure and relieves the circulatory system. In turn, boron is responsible for the production of oestrogen and protects against osteoporosis.
Mineral salts in peaches are a very important element of the regular functioning of the body – they play a special role in summer when we lose them by sweating excessively. In addition, eating peaches stimulates the stomach to secrete gastric juice, which activates the digestive processes.
Peaches also have toning and refreshing properties, making tired skin supple. The beta-carotene present in the fruit improves the skin tone, giving it a healthy, radiant look. Moreover, beta-carotene supports the respiratory system, strengthens eyesight and has anti-cancer properties.
People who strive for a more healthy lifestyle like peaches as these fruits allow them to control their body weight due to the low caloric content and the presence of dietary fibre. The dietary fibre contained in peaches supports digestion and the functioning of the intestines. They should be encouraged for those struggling with constipation as they have a laxative effect.
Peach - health properties
- are good for overall health – they are a source of valuable nutrients;
- are a source of vitamins: C, A, E, K, B1, B2, B3 (PP), B4, B5, B6, B9;
- are a source of minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, boron, iodine, sodium;
- they are perfect for every age group;
- improve complexion;
- contain a protein that promotes tissue repair;
- support the production of collagen;
- strengthen the immune system;
- prevent osteoporosis;
- have calming, relaxing and soothing properties (nervous system support);
- support the production of the hormone serotonin (the feeling of happiness);
- help maintain regular blood pressure and cholesterol levels;
- prevent kidney stones and bone loss;
- are rich in antioxidants (they slow down the aging process);
- protect the eyes;
- have anti-cancer properties;
- support the digestive system, prevent constipation;
- support the kidneys;
- detoxify the body.
Freeze-dried peaches nutritional values
Support for the urinary system, kidneys and joints
Peaches have a positive effect on the functioning of the urinary system and kidneys. These fruits have a diuretic effect, reduce the concentration of uric acid, and regulate the water-electrolyte and acid-base balance.
Moreover, peaches cleanse the body of toxins and harmful metabolic products. This is very important for people who are slimming, as well as those suffering from rheumatism and kidney problems.
Peaches and constipation
Peaches are high in fibre. Fibre accelerates intestinal peristalsis and helps fight constipation.
Some sources say that the suede peel of peaches is difficult to digest. Well, this is not true. Peach suede skin is not harmful to the intestines and does not have a laxative effect. On the contrary, it is easily digestible, and only unripe peach flesh can have a laxative effect.
Peaches and diabetes
Fresh peaches have a low glycaemic index and therefore can be eaten by diabetics. They are also easy to digest as they are mostly water and contain fibre.
Peaches and pregnancy
Peaches are recommended for pregnant women especially during lactation, because they contain a lot of valuable nutrients. Particularly important is the high content of folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and fibre. Due to the potassium content, they help fight fatigue, cramps, dizziness and regulate blood pressure.
Peaches have a positive effect not only on the mother’s health, but also on the regular development of the baby in the womb. They have a beneficial effect on the formation of bones, teeth, muscles, cartilage and veins in new-borns. The substances contained in peaches prevent the formation of genetic defects in the developing foetus.
Peaches and anticancer properties
Recent studies show that there are several factors in peaches that help fight cancer. Beta-carotene contained in peaches blocks the development of cancer cells, protects mucous membranes, strengthens the skin’s natural protection against solar radiation, revitalizes the skin and refreshes its colour.
The selenium contained in peaches also has a protective effect against cancer development. Due to the high selenium content, regular consumption of peaches can be a natural protection against cancer.
Among other things, peaches can inhibit the growth of cancer in the mouth. In addition, peaches help fight breast cancer. According to research conducted by American scientists, eating peaches inhibits the growth of breast cancer and prevents metastasis. This is due to phenols that neutralize free radicals.
We pick only the finest, wholesome peaches and freeze-dry them, in order to preserve their original flavour and nutritional content.
Peaches and osteoporosis
Peach helps fight osteoporosis. The boron contained in the flesh of the fruit affects the body’s hormonal balance by increasing the activity of oestrogen. This element reduces the risk of skeletal diseases, mainly protects against osteoporosis.
Moreover, peaches are rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus and vitamin A compounds, thus improving the condition of our bones and the appearance of the skin. Especially menopausal women who are at risk of osteoporosis should consume peaches regularly.
Dried peaches and sulphur dioxide
Dried peaches, like apricots, are preserved with sulphur dioxide. In this way, their use-by date is extended. This compound is not good to our body. Sulphur dioxide is a strong allergen and can cause asthma attacks in allergy sufferers.
Skin, hair and nail care
Peaches have a beneficial effect on the skin, which is why they are used in the cosmetic industry. The ingredients contained in them improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails. Peach kernels are used to make almond-scented oil for massage.
Peach pulp contains AHA acids and vitamins C and E and beta-carotene. Vitamin C contained in peach perfectly strengthens the skin’s resistance and strengthens blood vessels, preventing them from cracking and the formation of spider veins. Vitamins A and E are responsible for the firmness and smoothness of the skin.
Peach also has moisturizing properties – it can often be found in moisturizing lotions or lipsticks. In addition, the peach pulp extract also has toning and rejuvenating properties. It refreshes the complexion, tightens pores and regenerates the epidermis.
It has been proven that the substances contained in peaches have a positive effect on the condition of the hair and reduce hair loss.
We can prepare a peach mask by ourselves in a very simple way. Just mix the mashed peach with a spoon of natural yoghurt and a little honey and put it on your face. The mask will improve the condition of the skin dried by the sun and wind. You can also use previously soaked freeze-dried peaches.
Peaches and losing weight
Peach is low in calories, has traces of fat, is high in fibre, and contains relatively little amount of sugar. The fibre content improves the digestive processes, regulates the intestines and ensures a feeling of fullness for a long time. For these reasons, this fruit is recommended as a sweet and healthy snack in slimming diets.
Peaches, in addition to being a diuretic, stimulate the metabolism and drive the body to burn fat faster, which gives an additional slimming effect. Moreover, peach is easy to digest (even the peel) and perfectly supports our body in detoxification.
When limiting the level of sugar consumed, it is worth paying attention to buying fresh peaches first, and not those preserved in canned syrup (they contain much more sugar and much less nutritional value). You can read more about it below.
Freeze-dried peaches are an excellent choice for a slimming diet, which you can always have at hand in the event of a hunger pang!
Peaches in syrup and freeze-dried peaches
Peaches are very delicate and long distance transporting is a big problem. Therefore, the largest part of production is dedicated to preserves. Most often we can find peaches in syrup. However, due to the addition of sugar, they are more caloric than fresh fruit. They also contain fewer vitamins and minerals than peaches picked from the tree. Vitamin C is the greatest loss, its content is reduced by up to 80%.
Some producers add preservatives to the syrup, and instead of sugar, they add its cheaper and worse substitute: glucose-fructose syrup. Consuming excessive amounts of fructose contributes to faster accumulation of fat tissue or a decrease in leptin sensitivity.
Therefore, consumption of peaches in syrup should be moderate. If you choose freeze-dried peaches instead, you can be sure that they do not contain any additives, and that the level of nutritional value is similar to that of fresh fruit!
A rich source of iodine
Peach is a very good source of iodine. One peach contains about 1.2 milligrams of iodine, which is 100 percent an adult’s daily requirement for this element. Peach can therefore turn out to be a very valuable fruit in the diet of people suffering from thyroid diseases.
Peaches and digestive system
Peaches stimulate the stomach to secrete digestive juices and perfectly regulate digestive processes. They support the functioning of the intestines as they contain a lot of fibre. In addition, these fruits loosen the stool, thus preventing constipation.
Peaches are easy to digest – they can be consumed by people with stomach problems or liver diseases. They do not burden the digestive system. Even consumed in large amounts, peaches do not cause digestive disorders and therefore are especially valuable for children, the elderly, as well as convalescents.
Peaches and menopause
Menopausal women should include peaches in their diet. Thanks to the content of boron and niacin, they facilitate the production of oestrogen, which in turn alleviates the unpleasant symptoms of menopause.
The ingredients in peaches also counteract osteoporosis – a disease quite common in postmenopausal women.
Nervous system support
Peaches contain a lot of B vitamins, so they have a relaxing and soothing effect on the nervous system. They improve our well-being, prevent apathy or irritability.
Niacin present in the fruit ensures the production of serotonin, i.e. the happiness hormone. Niacin deficiencies, in turn, cause apathy, general fatigue and nervousness. For this reason, eating peach is the most advisable after a busy day.
The ingredients contained in peaches help to relax, relieve stress, improve immunity, and give energy. Due to the fact that eating peaches reduces the level of stress, peaches are called ‘the fruit of peace‘ in Hungary.
Freeze-dried peaches in the kitchen
Peach in the kitchen can be used in many ways. Freeze-dried peaches, fresh or canned, can be added to ice cream, cakes, buns and desserts. In addition, delicious jams and compotes are prepared from the peach. They are perfect for healthy and refreshing cocktails, smoothies, salads and breakfast cereals. They are a perfect match for meats, fish or salty feta or halloumi cheeses.
In the peach skin and just below it, there are the most beneficial substances for the body. So if you do not have access to fresh peach, it is worth choosing the freeze-dried fruit – the fruit is always freeze-dried as a whole fruit, together with the skin.
Peaches go well with dairy products, dried fruits and honey. Freeze-dried peaches are also a great addition to yogurt – a great idea for a snack during the day!
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