The historic birthplace of Peach — is China. In Taoist religion fruit peach tree are considered a symbol of immortality, longevity and family happiness. There is even a legend about a beautiful peach orchards in the Kunlun Mountains. There’s the most wonderful tree produces a crop only once in a thousand years. But anyone who has tasted the fruit of a peach, always remained young. No coincidence that of a peach tree Taoist monks made talismans. Also attributed healing properties and the branches of a peach tree. They whipped the patients to knock out the fever.
Today, the peaches are also considered one of the useful fruits that contain vitamins (mostly in peaches contains vitamin C and B, E, K, PP, carotene) and minerals.
To enjoy peaches and winter, chefs prepare peach jam or marmalade. Different countries have their recipes peach jam for the winter. In Europe, the local pastry cook peach jam with almonds and honey, to the east in the peach jam add spices (thyme, cardamom). Russia has experienced hostess knows many ways to make jams of peaches for the winter — with the addition of sugar and absolutely no sugar (this recipe will approach the girls, who follow the figure), with seeds, slices, or slices, fashionably in multivarka or old in pan. There’s even a recipe for jam from peaches, which does not require cooking. Also for working housewives fit jam-Orientation meeting. Under this principle, fruit thermally treated a couple of minutes. By the way, this method will help to keep all the nutrients and vitamins. Cooks even invented how to make jam underripe peaches and green. It turns out fragrant and sweet with a little sour. By the way, in our country, in the small village Semibratova Yaroslavl region there is even a museum of jam. There you can find dozens of recipes for sweet preparations. Indeed, in Russia tea with jam turns into a real ceremony. This kind Russian custom of drinking tea with jam and now very popular.