Strawberries and peaches, owing to their magnificent taste, are two of the most popular fruits around the world, and are often used to make smoothies and crumbles. In the next section, we will be discussing a couple of sumptuous dishes that you can prepare using these two fruits.
Dishes that You Can Prepare Using Strawberries and Peaches:
Smoothie with Peaches and Strawberries:
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup unsweetened sliced peaches, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup yoghurt (plain or vanilla)
- 1–2 teaspoons of sugar
- A pinch of cinnamon powder
- Set aside a few strawberry pieces for garnish if desired. In a blender, combine the remaining berries, peaches, yoghurt, and sugar. Process till smooth, covered.
- Pour into cold glasses and top with a cinnamon sprig. Garnish with the berries that were set aside.
Crumble of Peaches and Strawberries:
- For the pan, butter
- 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 large lemon)
- Arrowroot flour (1 1/2 tbsp.)
- 1 pound halved medium strawberries
- 1 1/2 pounds peeled, pitted, and sliced yellow or white peaches* (see Cook’s Note)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (light)
To make the icing:
- 2/3 cup flour (all-purpose)
- 2/3 cup oats, old fashioned style
- 1/2 cup almonds, sliced
- A quarter cup of light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- A quarter teaspoon of fine salt
- 1 unsalted butter stick (1/2 cup), cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- Whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or gelato are all good options for serving.
- Place an oven rack in the oven’s center. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Using butter, grease an 8-inch by 8-inch glass baking dish. Remove from the equation.
- To make the filling, whisk together the lemon juice and arrowroot in a medium mixing bowl until smooth. Combine the strawberries, peaches, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Toss gently until the fruit is evenly coated. Fill the prepared pan with the fruit mixture.
- To make the topping, combine the flour, oats, almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until everything is well combined. Toss in the butter. Pulse the butter until it’s the size of peas. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the top is light golden. Allow 5 minutes for the crumble to cool.
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top of the warm crumble.
Peaches vs. Strawberries – Nutritional Value:
Let us now explore how the two fruits stack up against each other, in terms of nutrition.
Strawberry and peach have similar calorie counts, with 32 calories per 100 grams for strawberries and 42 calories for peaches.
Peaches are higher in carbs, lower in fat, and similar in protein to strawberries in terms of macronutrient ratios.
For protein, carbs, and fat from calories, peaches have an 8:87:5 macronutrient ratio, while strawberries have an 8:83:9 ratio.
Strawberry has 33% higher dietary fiber than peach, with 2g dietary fiber per 100 grams compared to 1.5g dietary fiber in peach.
Peach contains less sugar than strawberry, which has 4.9g of sugar per 100 grams while peach has none.
Protein content is similar in strawberries and peaches, with 0.67g per 100 grams of strawberry and 0.91g per 100 grams of peach.
Both strawberries and peaches are low in saturated fat, with the strawberry containing only 0.02g per 100 grams and the peach containing none at all.
Strawberry has 13 times more Vitamin C per 100 grams than peach, with 58.8mg vs. 4.1mg.
Strawberry has 1 ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams, whereas peach has 24 ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams.
Strawberry provides 0.29mg Vitamin E per 100 grams, while peach has none.
Strawberry and peach both have about the same amount of Vitamin K in them: 2.2ug per 100 grams for strawberries and 3ug for peaches.
Strawberry is higher in folate. Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and Vitamin B6 are abundant in both peaches and strawberries.
- Thiamin: 0.024 milligrams for peaches; 0.024 milligrams for strawberries.
- Riboflavin: 0.031 milligrams for peaches; 0.022 milligrams for strawberries.
- Niacin: 806.06 milligrams for peaches; 0.386 milligrams for strawberries.
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.153 milligrams for peaches; 0.125 milligrams for strawberries.
- B6: 0.025 milligrams for peaches; 0.047 milligrams for strawberries.
- Folate: 6ug for peaches; 24ug for strawberries.
Strawberry has 300 percent more calcium than peach, with 16mg calcium per 100 grams compared to 4mg calcium in peach.
Strawberry and peach both have about the same amount of iron in them: 0.41mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.34mg for peaches.
Strawberry and peach have similar potassium content: strawberry has 153mg potassium per 100 grams while peach has 122mg potassium per 100 grams.
To conclude, strawberries and peaches are not just two of the tastiest, but also two of the healthiest fruits going around. We hope that this blog will give you a fair idea about their nutritious value, as well as about how to combine the two fruits.