Peach juice has been a beloved health drink for thousands of years and remained popular because of its rich supply of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, in addition to its sweet and refreshing taste. Peach juice is derived from peaches, the fruit of the Prunus persica tree. Native to northern China, this fruit has been cultivated there for as many as 8,000 years, and is an important cultural, culinary and medicinal fruit.
Slightly smaller than an apple, peaches have a light fuzz on their outer skin and a stone (pit) in their center. The flesh is soft and juicy, and is typically orange or yellow when ripe. Peach juice is a slightly less common fruit juice in many markets and grocery stores, but it is very simple to make at home and presents very few side effects to the majority of people who drink it.
Peach juice is a hearty and nourishing drink that contains significant levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, various B-family vitamins, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and sulfur, among others. It also boasts a number of antioxidant compounds, such as lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene, which further improve your overall health. When you juice or blend peaches, you do lose a significant amount of the dietary fiber offered by the fruit but the other nutrients more than make up for this and deliver quite a few impressive benefits.