Peach

Cieza
Peach

The peach is one of the most produced and exported stone fruits of the entire peninsula, mainly for its huge use in the culinary industry, as well to make juices as to a direct sale as a fresh fruit or a processed one for example in Almíbar, This fruit comes originally from China and then was taken to Persia where it got really famous. Its crop spread out through Europe in the Middle Age. Even for its sweetness, the peach gives a high percentage of carbs and energy although its levels of fiber and potassium are pretty high. It also contains a lot of water-soluble vitamins even though none especially stand out. The quantity of carotene particularly stands out for being higher than in others fruits explaining why it got such tremendous healthy properties and helps keep on maintaining a good sight, a good skin and a good immunology system. The percentage of potassium also stands out, a necessary mineral for the well-functioning of both the nervous and the muscular system. The peach is principally used as a dessert or as a juice, but it is very common to see in Almíbar, especially as a decoration or for stuffing.

It is actually the most produced fruit and spread in the world, being produced in countries such as China, The United States, or even in Greece. In Spain, the second major exporters behind Italy the most productive region are Cataluña and Murcia. Inside the Region of Murcia you can find the world leader town of Cieza in peach production with 14.000 hectares dedicated to this fruit and more than 300.000 tonnes produced with creates a value of products of 400 million euros. In all the Region 400.000 tonnes of peach are produced, which represents 20% of national production.

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