I've always liked peaches because they're juicy, sweet and have that delicious crisp sound when you bite into them. As I bite into one of them while I write this post, I cannot help but wonder how little I have used them as ingredients on my dishes.
These delicious fruit originates from China but its name refers to Persia which is how it was transplanted to Europe by Alexander the Great. They are the exact same fruit as the nectarine and what makes them different is just a gene.
Throughout the ages peaches have been symbolic of good health and vitality. In China, they are believes to be the strongest because their blossoms appear before their leaves. Koreans like peaches because they believe its a happy fruit as well as one that is honorable and brings longevity.
They are loaded with vitamin C and potassium as well as have a fragrant aroma. If you buy them fresh look for firmness, bright colored skins and look out for any bruises. For those of you who like the canned types, look for brands that have the least amount of preservatives and check out the sugar content.
Last but not least, the color derived from the fruit is a sign of summer, tenderness, has religious connotations to some Asian cultures and in the Art Deco era it was the color used in luxurious environments.
Have a peachy day!
Mmmm...love peaches!! All of this looks marvellous...now I feel like having all of it too, haha. Have a peachy day too doll xxReplyDelete
Thanks for this wonderful peachy history! Love hearing about its origins, I am not such a fan but in desserts they are great!ReplyDelete
peach jam sounds delicious!ReplyDelete
mmm, peach are delish, especially peach salsa.ReplyDelete
always, koru kate
i love peaches! Grilled peaches with pork tenderloin is a favorite around here.ReplyDelete
That looks so good :)ReplyDelete
Have a great day
Ooh! I love peaches and ice cream. It's one of my favorite desserts. You've inspired me to eat more peaches in my foods. yum!ReplyDelete
John loves ripe peaches and I'm an unripened nectarine girl–but truth is, I'm pretty happy eating any stone fruit!ReplyDelete
I love peaches! I didn't know these facts, so thank you! Very interesting about Korea and China.ReplyDelete
How interesting. I loved reading all those nifty little facts and peaches are always a yes for me. I love them. Happy Monday, darling.ReplyDelete
I absolutely enjoy peaches and have been indulging in a lot of peach smoothies lately.ReplyDelete
I love anything peach flavored! Delicious!!ReplyDelete