Including in our usual diet foods that find their best production during the months that we travel is key to protecting health and the environment. That’s why we show you the properties of peach, apricot, nectarine and other stone fruits as well as we leave many recipes to take advantage of them this season.
Peach, concentrated in carotenoids and minerals
The peach It is one of the most popular stone fruits that we can find of excellent quality during these months of the year.
It constitutes a fruit concentrated in water (about 90%) and at the same time contributes to our hydration offering minerals such as potassium and magnesium that behave as electrolytes in our body.
On the other hand, it is a source of carotenoids, B vitamins and to a lesser extent vitamin A and C with antioxidant effect.
Likewise, they can offer us flavonoids and other phenolic compounds with anti-inflammatory action in our body, and a good share of fiber ideal to benefit digestive health and keep us away from metabolic diseases.
With peach we can prepare from a healthy ice cream or other dessert, to salads or appetizers such as stuffed peaches or toast very satiating.
We can also make a gazpacho without bread with this seasonal fruit, to make the most of its moisturizing properties.
Apricot, ideal for antioxidants
Apricots are another stone fruit that we cannot fail to take advantage of during these months; and that constitute a excellent source of compounds with antioxidant action in our body, among which carotenoids, vitamin A and C stand out, as well as polyphenols such as flavonoids.
It concentrates a large amount of Water and offers minerals such as potassium that contribute to a proper balance of water and electrolytes in our body.
If wealth in fiber Together with their sugars, they are useful to achieve a healthy sweet in the kitchen and can greatly benefit us with their consumption fresh or in bites.
with at apricots we can make a protein cake without sugar, some toast for an aperitif, a salad or, some very easy to make pita pizzas.
Nectarine, the peach with smooth skin
The nectarine it shares many properties with the peach as it is a specimen with smooth skin but from the same family as the most popular summer stone fruit.
Its thin skin allows its consumption without wasting absolutely anything and making the most of its fiber and antioxidants.
It is a fruit with a high percentage of natural sugars but very light due to its richness in water, and can at the same time provide us with fiber and vitamins with antioxidant action in the body such as vitamin C and A.
minerals like potassium, magnesium and phosphorus they are also found inside and contribute to the hydration of our body.
With nectarine we can make salads, biscuits, tasty popsicles or an ideal cake for a seasonal dessert.
Plums: with a lot of fiber and polyphenols
Plums are a fruit of low energy input, concentrated in fiber and water; why they are a fruit very satiating ideal for keeping hunger under control.
Inside we find a wide variety of substances with a antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, among which are phenolic compounds, anthocyanins, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Can take advantage of this fruit with its skin after proper washing and enjoy all its properties in various dishes, such as a fresh salad, a cake, a fruit salad or even sauces and sandwiches.
Cherries, a healthy and sweet snack
The cherry is one of the stone fruits with the highest proportion of natural sugars in its interior and therefore it is an excellent alternative to calm the temptation of sweets healthily.
At the same time, they concentrate a large proportion of fiber and substances with an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, such as phenolic compounds.
Vitamins of group B, among which the folic acid and minerals like potassium or the calciumwe can find in this fruit that we do not recommend not to stop taking advantage of during this season.
It is possible to include cherries in various recipes such as a salmorejo, a salad, a toast for an aperitif, an ice cream or a tasty low-carb breakfast.
Paraguayo or flat peach with a mild flavor
Paraguayans, Paraguayans or the flat peach similar to the peach that we all know but with a much milder flavor, it also has a high water and fiber content, and is a good source of potassium for the organism.
Group B vitamins and to a lesser extent carotenoids and vitamin C are found inside, being able to take advantage of the Paraguayan in various dishes such as a sauce, a salad, fruit skewers or a cold soup for the summer.
These are the main stone fruits that we can take advantage of this season, their properties and 29 recipes to add them to our dishes.
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