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Freeze Dried Peaches (156 Servings)

Freeze Dried Peaches (156 Servings)
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Freeze dried peaches add both flavor and nutrition to snack time. Whether you're planning for an emergency or just looking for a convenient on-the-go snack, freeze dried fruit gets the job done nicely.

Each bucket comes with 156 servings of peaches. Inside the bucket we've packed the peaches into resealable Metalite™ pouches, which protect the food for up to 25 years.

Why is fruit freeze-dried?

Food can be preserved through dehydration or freeze-drying. Both processes can effectively remove the water from the food, giving it a long-term shelf life. Some foods respond well to dehydration, while others tend to shrivel and lose their texture. This is where freeze-drying offers a better alternative. Because the food is first frozen, its shape is held while the water is quickly removed through sublimation. Sublimation just means that the water goes directly from its solid form directly to the gas phase, which helps it quickly escape the food. The result is a well-preserved fruit that amazingly close to its original fresh state.

What are some uses for peaches?

Freeze dried peaches can be used either dry or rehydrated. The rehydration process is quick and easy. Just add water and give them a few minutes. Soon you'll have fresh tasting peaches, ready to eat. However, they don't need to be hydrated to be yummy. Many people enjoy snacking on the crunchy fruit right from the bag.

Peaches are a versatile fruit because they don't have an overpowering taste, making them a great complement to several foods. One of the most popular uses is at the breakfast table. Peaches can liven up a bowl of cereal, or add some extra nutrients to your oatmeal.

Peaches add a great texture and flavor to smoothies and shakes, and they offer enough nutritional benefits that you don't have to feel guilty about indulging a little. They are also great for dessert time. There's a reason people love peach cobbler so much. But aside from cobbler, freeze dried fruits can be added directly into cookie batter to give it a unique taste and natural sweetening.

Some people also enjoy adding peaches to their cottage cheese.

What are the health benefits of peaches?

It would be hard to cover everything, but let's look at some of the nutritional highlights of this delicious fruit.

Peaches, like many fruits, are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for its ability to strengthen the immune system, but it can also help slow the effects of aging with its antioxidant effects. Although vitamin C is usually credited with being a potent antioxidant, there's actually something even stronger. There are phenolic compounds found in peaches that are even more effective. So, between vitamin C and the phenols, peaches can deal a one-two blow against aging.

Peaches can also pack a punch when it comes to vitamin A. This is great news for anyone looking to improve the health of their hair, skin, and nails. Vitamin A can help your cells stay properly moisturized, which is why many lotions and skin moisturizers contain some sort of peach extract. It can also help prevent your scalp from drying and flaking.

Many people look to vitamin C for immune system strength, but vitamin A also has an essential role to play. When your immune system responds to various stimuli, it relies on certain genes. Those genes are regulated by vitamin A. A strong immune system can save you all sorts of trouble, so make sure you're getting a good range of vitamins.

Remember the phenols we mentioned earlier? They're also effective at suppressing different types of cancer, including breast cancer and colon cancer. In addition to preventing cancer, peaches have also been proven to be effective against tumor growth. In one study, peaches were shown to inhibit the tumor and also prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body. As a bonus, peaches also contain selenium, which is also known to have anti-cancer effects.

If you spend enough time reading about fresh fruits and vegetables, you'll notice that you cannot overstate the benefits of these wonderful foods. A number of fruits and vegetables have been proven to inhibit cancer growth. They also provide essential nutrients to help your organs function well and and slow the aging process. Fruits and veggies are an essential part of a healthy diet, which means they are a great addition to your food storage.

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Identifying peach and plum polyphenols with chemopreventive potential against estrogen-independent breast cancer cells - Department of Horticultural Sciences and Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA

Intake of specific fruits and vegetables in relation to risk of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer among postmenopausal women - Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115; Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 667, Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115; Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Longwood Ave, MA 02115; Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003; Corresponding author and request for reprints: Teresa Fung, Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway

Inhibition of growth and induction of differentiation of colon cancer cells by peach and plum phenolic compounds - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103, USA

Polyphenols of selected peach and plum genotypes reduce cell viability and inhibit proliferation of breast cancer cells while not affecting normal cells - Embrapa Clima Temperado, BR 392, km 78, 96001-970 Pelotas, RS, Brazil(1); Dpt of Horticultural Sciences and Vegetable & Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, United States.; Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, United States; 3Dpt of Horticultural Sciences and Vegetable & Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, United States; Dpt of Horticultural Sciences and Vegetable & Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, United States

Polyphenolics from peach (Prunus persica var. Rich Lady) inhibit tumor growth and metastasis of MDA-MB-435 breast cancer cells in vivo - Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University; Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, Texas A&M University

Selenium in cancer prevention: a review of the evidence and mechanism of action - Division of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK