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Peaches

Nutrition

A good source of fiber, peaches help keep blood sugar and cholesterol low. They include flavonoids and deliver 10 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 strong bones.

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

Harvest

The fruit should be very fragrant at harvest. 

Shopping

Avoid 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. 


Preparation

Peaches should be rinsed thoroughly before consuming or cooking with them. 

Fresh 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.

Fresh peaches are juicier and have a better flavor when served at room temperature.

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.

Homemade Peach Cobbler


Lemon juice may be used on sliced peaches to maintain their bright color and prevent them from turning brown.
  • Slice and serve in yogurt or over ice cream.
  • Add to fruit salads.
  • 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.
  • Peach cobblers are a summer favorite.
Storage

Ripe peaches may be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for three to five days.

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.


Recipes




Peaches and Other Juicy Fruits
Peaches and
Other Juicy Fruits


Belle of Georgia Peach Tree seeds
Belle of Georgia Peach Tree Seeds

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Peach Pitter




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