Stone Fruits

Peach as the name suggests is native to Persia. It's botanical name is Prunus. Research also says that peaches actually originated in China; where it was grown 2000 years before it was discovered by ancient Romans who took it to Persia. These juicy fruits are mentioned in the ancient Chinese writings. They were also a favorite fruit of the emperors and rulers in ancient China.

Peaches are mainly grown in the Mediterranean climates. Peach trees develop with good quality of fruits in regions with warm as well as cold temperatures. The peach tree can grow to a height of 2 to 3.5 meters. The leaves are lanceolate and are broad in shape. Peaches are also called stone fruits or drupes. Peaches are grown mainly in China, Italy, USA, France, Greece and Spain. Peaches that have white flesh are sweet in taste while the yellow flesh one's are a little tangy in flavor. People in Asian countries have always favored peaches with white flesh because of it's sweet taste, while the tangy one's are more popular with the Americans and Europeans.



Peach is a fruit that is rich in calories and in nutritional value. Let's see some information on peach calories, nutritional value of peaches and it's health benefits.

Peach is a fruit that is rich in calories and in nutritional value. Let's see some information on peach calories, nutritional value of peaches and it's health benefits.

Peach Nutritional Value 

1 single peach contains

Calories in peach

54 kcal


0.91 g


0.25 g


9.54 g


8.39 g


6 mg


190 mg


0.17 mg


0.25 mg


0.1 micro gram

Vitamin C

6.6 mg

Peach Health Benefits

  • Peaches are an excellent source of food to make your skin healthy and vibrant. They also help prevent skin tanning.
  • People suffering from stomach worms are often advised to have peaches or drink its juice.
  • For those who are trying to loose those extra pounds, peaches contain 80% water and calories in peach are an excellent source of dietary fiber.
  • As the fruit has a large content of Vitamin A, studies show that it can also help prevent cancer in different organs in the body.
  • People who consume peaches on a regular basis, have a regular bowel movement. Read more on bowel problems
  • Peaches are an excellent source of antioxidants, hence they also prevent the growth of tumors in human body.
  • Peaches have a light laxative effect and thus are recommended to people who are suffering from arthritis and gout.
  • Homeopathy suggests that peach flowers have sedative properties and are ideal for children who are restless, especially when the flowers are boiled in water with sugar and honey.
  • A medium peach has 54 calories. Peach calories are unsaturated fats which are termed as good calories; which makes it a perfect snack or a dessert.
  • Peaches are also rich sources of Vitamin A, C and E.
  • Having a peach a day also prevents the skin from harmful Ultra Violet rays of the sun. Peaches are also counted as a part of nutritionists recommended '5 day diet of fruits and vegetables' to loose weight.
  • They are also recommended for reducing cholesterol in blood as it helps in prevention of cardiovascular diseases and gastric complications in the human body.
  • Peach teas are recommended for patients who are regular victims of dry cough.
  • Peach tea is a very popular beverage in Japan and is consumed after every meal.
  • Peach is the natural medicine recommended for those who suffer from frequent fatigue and depression.
  • As it is rich in sugar and carbohydrates, it is an excellent source of energy to people who are in to games and a lot of physical activity.
  • They also have a rich content of phosphorus, hence are recommended by doctors for people who suffer from calcium deficiency.
  • Pulp of peach mixed with a tsp of sweet almond can be an excellent face mask for dry and oily skin