pesche

MAIN MARKETED VARIETIES:
Yellow pulp: Vista Rich, Rome Star and others
White pulp: Michelini and others

MATURATION:
July 1 – September 10

MARKETING:
July 1 – September 15

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ORIGINS:
The peach tree is originally from China subsequently introduced in Persia (hence the name) and immediately after Christ throughout the entire Mediterranean region, including Italy. Today it is grown throughout the world with hundreds of varieties.

THE FRUIT:
Rounded drupe; fleshy, the skin is velvety and the color varies from yellow-red to pinkish-cream. The pulp, depending on the variety, is yellow or white with red veins more visible close to the pit which can be attached to the pulp (clingstone peaches) or unattached (freestone peaches).

FLAVOR:
The fleshy and juicy fruit has a very sweet and fragrant pulp, crunchy or soft varying on the degree of ripeness. The fruit has a low calorie content, on average there are 27 calories (without the skin) per 100 grams of weight.

HEALTH BENEFITS:
Although low in calories, they are rich in sugars and have a significant potassium content. Thirst quenching and diuretic, they contain pectin, a natural substance important for regulation of glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood.
Peaches have a good quantity of carotenoids, which the body transforms into vitamin A, important for the health of the eyes, bones and teeth, and to boost the immune system.