source of fiber, peaches help keep blood
sugar and cholesterol low. They include flavonoids and deliver
percent of recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Peaches are also low
in calories and are filling due to their high water content, typically
between 80% and 90%.
Peaches also contain potassium and magnesium. Potassium helps
maintain healthy blood pressure and magnesium assists with building
Serving size: 1
medium fruit, Calories: 38.2, Fat:
0.2 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, Sodium: 0 milligrams, Total
Carbohydrates: 9.3 grams, Dietary Fiber: 1.5 grams, Sugars: 8.2 grams,
Protein: 0.9 grams
The fruit should
be very fragrant at harvest.
peaches that are too
firm, wrinkled, or very soft. Make sure there are no dark spots, as
this fruit is easily damaged.
Choose larger fruit for the
best product. The color depends on the variety of the peach and is not
an indication of how the fruit will taste. Look for peaches with a
strong, sweet smell.
Peaches should be rinsed thoroughly before consuming or cooking with
peaches rinsed in cold water are ready to eat. They can be eaten with or
without the peel, but keep in mind that many of the nutrients are
contained in the peel.
peaches are juicier and have a better flavor when served at room
If you need to peel peaches for a recipe, it can be done quickly by
blanching them in boiling water for a minute and then placing them
immediately into ice water to
stop the cooking.
Lemon juice may be used on sliced peaches to maintain their bright
color and prevent them from turning brown.
and serve in yogurt or over ice cream.
- Add to
- Add to
frozen daiquiris, smoothies or shakes.
- Add to
breads, pies and pastries.
- The flavor
of peaches complements poultry dishes. Add a peach
sauce or salsa to top grilled chicken breast.
cobblers are a summer favorite.
peaches may be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for three to
If not yet fully ripe, do not refrigerate. If the fruit needs to ripen,
keep the peaches in a paper bag at room temperature for one to three
days or until ripe, and then refrigerate.
Other Juicy Fruits
of Georgia Peach