You guys… I’ve been hoarding this info for too long.
Peach resin is my everyday, go-to drink for beauty and wellness. What is peach resin??
It’s collagen-packed, completely plant-based … and a Chinese beauty secret.
I first learned about peach resin from my grandma, who is a dancer, can outwalk me in any crowded outdoor market, and knows all sorts of concoctions to heal and nourish the body.
She swears by peach resin, and the proof is in her incredible youthfulness.
When we get older, our collagen production declines. Our skin dulls, our joints stiffen, our hair becomes brittle. Collagen makes up one third of the human body, so when we produce less, it shows. It’s the main protein of your connective tissue, which includes everything from your muscles and tendons, to your fascia and skin. Increasing your collagen contributes to:
Glowing skin that’s plump, elastic, and less wrinkle-prone
Increased mobility and flexibility
Strong and shiny hair and nails
Bend. Strengthen. Glow.
I love peach resin because it’s an all-natural, unprocessed product that also tastes good and is fun to eat. And remember the bone broth craze? That was all about collagen. It takes a lot of bones and a lot of time to make bone broth. Peach resin? Just a couple minutes, once you soak the pieces.
I’ll be posting more recipes using peach resin — some traditionally Chinese, some not. But to start, here’s how to prepare it.
HOW TO PREPARE REACH RESIN
Peach resin is natural hardened sap from the peach tree. To prepare it, all you have to do is soak it in water for 24 hours at room temperature. Check on it periodically to make sure it has enough water and room to expand. The resin will grow 300%-400%, so plan your container accordingly!
Once you’ve soaked it, clean out the black sediment. This is just bark that got stuck in the sap as it hardened.
And now it’s ready to be used! You can eat it plain now, but it won’t taste like much. You can add some of the smaller, softer pieces to your morning yogurt or afternoon smoothie. Larger pieces benefit from a soft poaching.
I’m so excited to share this wonder ingredient with you. Stay tuned for more recipes! In the meantime, you can buy peach resin here.