Whether you’re a toddler with a sippy cup or a grown-up with a can of hard seltzer, fruit juice is one of the most familiar and welcome beverages. Even besides the myriad flavors of fruit juice available, fruit juices offer essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that the body needs to maintain good health. One of the oldest and best known fruits from around the world is the peach, and peach juice is a flavorful way to access the many health benefits of this fruit with the famous fuzzy skin.
Peaches (Prunus persica) are believed to have originated in northwest China more than 8,000 years ago. After being spread to other parts of Asia due to the Silk Road and other trade routes, they eventually made their way to Persia, ancient Greece, and the rest of Europe. Today peaches are cultivated all over the world in regions with warm, temperate climates such as China, the United States, Italy, Spain, and many other countries. The fruit has become a popular and widely enjoyed component of various cuisines and is celebrated for its delicious taste and nutritional benefits.
In terms of general nutrition advice, it is widely accepted that eating a variety of fruits is one of the key components of a balanced daily diet. Drinking fruit juice can also be part of a healthy diet, though juice generally has less dietary fiber. This is because much of the fiber in fruit comes from the flesh, skin, and seeds that are usually discarded; at FruitSmart, however, many of these discarded elements can be upcycled into useful ingredients like powders and oils. Below are some of important nutrients found in peach juice:
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Without added sugars, an average serving size of peach juice has 35 grams of total carbohydrates, 0.7 grams of protein, and trace amounts of total fat (mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat).
In addition to the various nutrients listed above, peaches include a number of other compounds that the body can convert into valuable amino acids and fatty acids. Apart from these basic building blocks, peaches also contain numerous antioxidants. Antioxidants, found in substances like polyphenols and beta-carotene, are important substances because they protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. It is this total mix of antioxidants and other nutrients that provides the health benefits we associate with peaches:
Like with any kind of fruit juice, peach juice when consumed in moderation is a healthy addition to any diet. Peaches, whether as a juice, puree, or concentrate, are a versatile fruit valued by commercial beverage producers. Yet at FruitSmart, our high quality products are just the beginning of what we offer. Our knowledgeable and creative team is passionate about helping you develop the next amazing juice-based product that will delight your customers and deliver on both flavor and nutritional value. To learn more about our products or how FruitSmart can help you, please contact us today.