Juice, nectar, mashed potatoes, peach jam have an almost identical consistency. This is possible due to the special structure of the fruit - the liquid does not separate from the pulp by 100%, so we get the characteristic lumps in any peach dish / drink. Peach juice is drunk as an independent drink, added to multi-component cocktails with or without alcohol, sauces, marinades and desserts - from jelly to biscuits.
What you need to know about the product, how to make juice at home and what benefits can be obtained from fruit nectar?
What is the benefit of peach juice
Juices are an important element of the diet. Liquids are much more easily and efficiently absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, control appetite and instantly charge with energy. But this does not mean that you can refuse solid food, completely replacing it with a liquid equivalent - balance is important in nutrition. Drink a few glasses of freshly squeezed juice per day between main meals, but do not replace them.
Peach nectar will provide healthy radiant skin, strengthen the body's protective functions, accelerate hair / nail growth, and also sharpen the perception of tastes and smells. Our body spends minimal energy reserves to absorb fluids. A glass of peach juice can be a great end to your workout. The product will quench your appetite and thirst, and you can safely get home without being distracted by quick snacks.
Nutritionists advise adding more juices to the diet to give the digestive system a little rest. For example, you can increase the intake of fluids during an illness, when the main resources and energy are spent on fighting the infection. Fruit drinks will help reduce cravings for harmful sweets, since a high concentration of fructose will “deceive” taste buds and satisfy the psychological need for sugar.
The main advantage of peach juice is its specific spin. The pulp is not separated from the liquid, but beat / crushed / pressed to a uniform consistency, which ensures the safety of fiber. This is a crude part of plants that is not absorbed by the human body. Fiber turns into a gel-like mass, gently envelops organs, blocks internal inflammation and improves metabolic processes. Fiber also blocks the development of cancer, harmonizes the internal microflora, and lowers cholesterol and glucose in the blood.
The fruit is responsible not only for internal balance, but also for external beauty. Peaches abound in retinol (vitamin A). It is a nutrient that provides a healthy and attractive look to our skin. Retinol is responsible for the normal growth and constant renewal of cells. The substance is able to neutralize acne, excessive dryness, peeling and first wrinkles. Vitamin A softens the skin, nourishes it from the inside and additionally protects against the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. The advantage of the nutrient is its rapid absorption and a high degree of digestibility by the human body.
Possible harm and contraindications
Peaches are contraindicated in only 2 cases: with individual fruit intolerance and diabetes. Nutritionists advise eating no more than 2-3 peaches per day to avoid excessive nervous excitability and an increase in blood glucose.
With pregnancy and breastfeeding, there is no need to refuse peaches. The main thing is that the mother loves the fruit, and the baby's body responds normally to it (the stomach does not swell, and the skin does not become stained).
Another danger of peaches is pesticides. These are substances of biological or chemical origin that are designed to kill weeds / pests. Pesticides also regulate plant growth. Pesticides do not have an instant effect. After one glass of peach juice, you will not feel unwell or have a sharp pain - the substance will gradually accumulate in the body and will only manifest itself over time.
Why are pesticides dangerous? They can provoke a dull shade of hair / skin, as well as the development of cancer or serious genetic pathologies. According to statistics, in the body more than 90% of the population has pesticides. Peaches are on the 4th place in the rating of the most dirty products. How to protect yourself? Buy fruit only during the harvest season. It is best to opt for organic shops or your own garden. Do not buy peaches from local vendors who sell fruit on the road, railways, or other contaminated sites.
|Calories (kcal)||68 kcal|
|Protein (g)||0.3 g|
|Fats (g)||0 g|
|Carbohydrates (g)||16.5 g|
|Dietary fiber (g)||0.5 g|
|Beta Carotene (A)||0,3|
|Ascorbic acid (C)||6|
Use of the component in cooking
Peach juice is rarely used in the preparation of desserts / main dishes / sauces. Its consistency and sweet taste is very difficult to combine with other food products. The finished dish may turn out to be too liquid, sweet or, conversely, insufficiently saturated due to the abundance of liquid. Peach juice has occupied a special alcoholic niche. The ingredient has become an important component of the cocktail "Sex on the beach", "Bellini", peach schnapps. Peach juice is usually diluted with vodka and even added to champagne.
Schnapps is a generic name for a group of spirits. The term itself means pure distillate without additives, which is obtained by distillation of mash from grain or fruit. Schnapps contains about 40% alcohol, and its taste and texture resemble vodka or moonshine with a fruity flavor.
"Sex on the Beach" - an Italian cocktail, which is included in the list of official cocktails of the International Association of Bartenders. Its popularity has not abated since 1987. The composition includes peach juice schnapps, vodka, orange juice and grenadine.
"Bellini" - a strong alcoholic beverage originally from Venice. It was first prepared in the twentieth century. "Bellini" consists of sparkling wine (mainly Prosecco) and peach juice or puree. The drink is also one of the official cocktails of the International Barmen Association and is classified as a “carbonated cocktail”.
Use of the component in cosmetology
Peach extracts are used primarily in age skin care products. The component nourishes the dermis, helps retain fluid and increases the production of collagen, which provides facial beauty. Peach juice can smooth out the first wrinkles, moisturize sensitive skin around the eyes and become a real salvation for people with dry skin.
If you have serious dermatological diseases, then home herbal therapy will have to be abandoned. Contact a dermatologist, undergo a comprehensive examination of the skin, use only those funds that the doctor prescribed.
How to use peach juice in care? Moisten a cotton pad in fruit fluid and run along the massage lines on the face. After 20-30 minutes, rinse the juice with a cleanser, wipe your face with tonic and apply the usual care - moisturizer / sun protection. You can also make peach nourishing masks or scrubs. For a scrub, you will need juice, salt / sugar, your favorite oils, and for a mask - a combination of juices (for example, peach and apple), fresh pieces or puree of berries / fruits / vegetables.
How to make a drink at home
We will need:
- peach - 6 pieces;
- filtered water - 150 milliliters;
- lime juice (optional) - 1 tablespoon;
- ice (optional) - 5 cubes.
Peel the fruit, finely chop the pulp and send it to the blender. Add lime juice or other herbal ingredients to taste in a blender bowl. Turn on the blender and beat the mixture until a smooth, liquid consistency. Pour the finished juice into a convenient container, add a few ice cubes and serve immediately to the table. Shelf life of the drink in the refrigerator is 24 hours. It is this time that is considered optimal so that the liquid does not ferment and does not lose its taste / nutritional properties.
How to choose the right juice
The buyer has a choice: buy a pasteurized / freshly squeezed juice store or make a drink in his own kitchen. Which of the three options would be most useful and beneficial?
It is better to refuse store pasteurized juices. Most of the drinks on the market contain sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, flavor enhancers and other achievements of the gastronomic industry. The finished product contains almost no nutrients, and the only thing the manufacturer can boast is a long shelf life.
Packed freshly squeezed juices are a good option if you do not have time for home cooking and you are demanding on the composition. Moreover, freshly squeezed drinks are the only acceptable option for the winter. Fresh drinks are sold both in huge glass jars and miniature cardboard boxes. The main thing is to carefully study the composition. Avoid extra sugar, unfamiliar names, and multi-component foods. Be guided by marks "organic" and "unpasteurized juice".
The most useful and safe are freshly prepared or homemade juices. As soon as you squeeze the juice, vitamins and minerals are activated in it. Nutritionists advise drinking juice in the first 20 minutes after preparation. After 20 minutes, the oxidation process starts in the drink, which reduces the activity of enzymes, and hence the overall nutritional value.