Dried peach: benefits and properties

While it is true that the peach is a delicious fruit, originally from China, which can be found at different times of the year (January, June, July, August and September) and surprises for its nutritional wealth to contain a large amount of water-soluble vitamins, When this fruit is dried, its nutritional benefits increase.

In this case we find the dried peach, a dried fruit that very often tends to be confused with apricot apricots, but which is actually the dried or dried peach option (a different variety from the previous one, since the peach comes from the species prunus persica, and the apricot of the species Armenian prunus).

Desiccated fruits consist of a drying process - natural or artificial - that allows the fruit to be dried by drastically reducing its water content, while increasing its content in simple carbohydrates and in essential nutrients.

Nutritional properties of dried peach

Unlike the benefits of the peach, from a nutritional point of view there is no doubt that the dried peach stands out for its high content of carbohydrates (in its simple variety).

It also provides interesting amounts of vitamins (provitamin A, vitamin B3 or niacin and in a smaller amount of vitamin C), minerals (potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium), and soluble and insoluble fiber.

As you know, provitamin A is converted into vitamin A, which is essential for vision, skin, hair, bones and the immune system. While magnesium improves immunity and also provides a mild laxative effect.

Precisely because of its content in simple carbohydrates, we must emphasize the presence of vitamin B3 or niacin, which helps in the best use of these carbohydrates.

Benefits of dried peach

Like the apricot apricots, the dried peach is an ideal fruit when, for example, we need an extra supply of energy, thanks to its high content of sugars.

Therefore, its consumption is nutritionally recommended in athletes, especially when intense physical exercise of long duration is practiced, recommending athletes, hikers and mountaineers in general.

It also provides fiber, so that its regular consumption helps to relieve or prevent constipation by improving intestinal transit, while it is useful to reduce high cholesterol levels.

Thanks to its high iron content, its consumption is indicated -and recommended- in people with iron-deficiency anemia, so it is advisable to eat it together with foods rich in vitamin C.

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