Peaches

Peach

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Cultivated peaches are divided into clingstones and freestones, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or not; both can have either white or yellow flesh. Peaches with white flesh typically are very sweet with little acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches typically have an acidic tang coupled with sweetness (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

A peach allergy triggers similar symptoms to other food allergies. You often experience a tingling sensation within the mouth that is soon followed by swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, face or other parts of the body. You can also develop hives, itching, wheezing, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, light-headedness and trouble breathing (Severson, 2013).

Common Uses:

A peach aroma is also a characteristic of some wines such as Saint-Amour Beaujolais wine. It is one of the components of the aroma of Sancerre blanc. The odor of the synthetic chemical weapon agent cyclosarin is also described as resembling peach (Wikipedia, nd).

1 medium (2-2/3″ dia) (150 g)

Calories 59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 285 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g 4%
Dietary fiber 2.2 g 8%
Sugar 13 g
Protein 1.4 g 2%
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 3%

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