August is Peach Month, and is the perfect time to celebrate and enjoy the
benefits and taste of these full-of-goodness fruit whilst they are at the peak
Peaches (Prunus persica) are native to China where they have been
cultivated for centuries. Not only have they been mentioned in Chinese writings
dating back to the 10th Century BC, they have also been the subject of
many Chinese folk tales, including having been consumed by the Immortals
for their mystic powers of giving long life. The Persians are believed to
have introduced the peach to Europe from China and Spanish explorers took them
to the Americas in the 16th century.
Nutritionally, not only does
a medium sized peach provide one of your recommended
5-a-day, but medical studies have shown
that their content of the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin helps
guard against blindness caused by Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) which
is now the biggest cause of irreversible blindness or partial loss of sight in
the western world, affecting millions of people over the age of 50.
There are many ways to
incorporate them into the diet in both savoury and sweet dishes.
just a few of the peach recipes on this site using these delectable fruit.
Peach Smoothie Recipes
Sauce Veg HT ACC 10mins
Peach Salsa Veg CD ACC 15mins plus resting
Baked Summer Fruit Veg HT DP 25min
Veg CD DP 25mins
Peachy Chilli Pork HT MC 30mins
Amaretti Peaches Veg HT DP 35mins
Chicken with Quandong or Peaches HT MC Australian