Peaches! They’re yummy, soft, healthy and versatile. You can eat them right away, as juicy as they are, make a pie out of them or squeeze the fruit to make a juice. Of course, we are talking about the inside here, but what about the skin? Is it as useful as the flesh? "Can you eat peach skin?"
A "peach" is a round, juicy fruit that looks like the color of, well, a peach! At least you now know where we got the color peach from. If you were to describe it further and be more specific, it would be orange with a pinch of yellow and pink mixed together.
The fruit's color is like apples, but its texture is way different. While the apple has a nice, smooth structure and skin, the peach has a soft, hairy skin type. It originated in China, where people called it a nectarine. A nectarine, however, is quite different since its skin does not have trichomes.
The answer is a big YES! Peach skin contains lots of vitamins that are good for the human body and it’s surprisingly delicious too. A lot of people who are used to eating peach skin do not mind the fuzzy skin.
Did you ever think that eating peach skin was beneficial! Even the thought of eating the fuzzy texture seems to be impossible. Now we have discovered that it is totally edible and nutritious, let’s discover the benefits that we can all gain from it.
Yes, it is absolutely safe. Apart from the health benefits that we have mentioned, it is also yummy. However, it is hard to find a peach in the market that is purely organic. Most fruits are sprayed with harmful chemicals. You can eat peach skin when you are sure it is clean, as if it came from your own backyard. But do not eat the skin when it does not have the "organic" label on it, as it will not be safe.
We already know that peach skin can be eaten fresh and it’s useful to our health, but what are its other uses, and have you ever thought about eating it in different ways that are not fresh? Let’s find out!
I know we are only focusing on peach peel here, but now that you’re trying out eating peach skin, you might as well know that peaches have different varieties. This means you can choose what kind of peach you want to eat in terms of its skin. There are peaches with super fuzzy skin and others with a few trichomes. I would certainly have a good look out for these!
Here is a video that educates us about the different types of peaches:
To wrap it all up, you have now learned that it’s safe to eat peach skin and it's a good thing to eat the skins because it means there’s no waste! You can even enjoy making jam and butter out of the skins!
What do you think? Would you like me to teach you how to peel peaches? Maybe that’s something for next time, right here! Spread the news about eating peach skins and share your experience.