Sunny days finally returns and this little drink, a peach milkshake, is ideal to entertain you and refresh you! Peach and vanilla blend perfectly together; the best for this peach milkshake is to use very ripe peaches whose taste is very present. We must all note that this peach milkshake takes only 5 minutes of preparation and when it’s done you can immediately enjoy your peach milkshake!
History of peach
Peach comes from far away: there are traces of its presence, growing wild in southern China about 500 years before Christ. And it is from Asia that peach has gained the West over the centuries.
Peach must first reach Persia (hence the name “prunus persica”) and Arabia, Mesopotamia, and finally Egypt (where peach was the result of Harpocrates, the God of silence). The Romans identified five varieties of peach. But since the fifteenth century and especially the sixteenth century, the country became the center of culture in Europe.
What does a peach contain?
Peach is a fleshy stone fruit, resembling the nectarine: these are actually two varieties of the same species. The nectarine has a smooth skin and firmer flesh than the peach.
Today there are thirty varieties of peaches that are classified into three main categories: yellow peaches, white peaches, peaches. All are rich in antioxidants and fiber. These substances are particularly concentrated in the skin of fruits. Thus it is best not to peel them before eating.
Peach is a moderately caloric fruit. It contains more than 87% water, small amounts of proteins and lipids, and about only 9% carbohydrate. These carbohydrates, or sugars, provide most of its energy intake. They also give it its sweet flavor, slightly tangy savor is being provided by a small amount of acidic organic acids.
This fruit contains carotenoids (provitamin A) with antioxidant properties and minerals: potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc and magnesium.
Peach is finally a good source of fiber: a medium unpeeled fruit brings from 5% to 9% of the recommended daily fiber intake for an adult. These fibers composed mainly of pectins (1/3 of total), cellulose and hemicellulose.
Health and peach
Many studies have shown that a high consumption of fruits and vegetables decreased the risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and other chronic diseases. Their vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and their fiber may play a significant protective role.
Peach is particularly rich in carotenoids (provitamin A): beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin. According to several studies, the consumption of foods rich in carotenoids is associated with a lower risk for several diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Lutein and zeaxanthin have also demonstrated beneficial effects on eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataract.