Peaches

Background Info:

  • Peaches come in varieties such as white, donut, and yellow

Health Benefits:

  • Stone fruits have compounds that can reduce obesity & inflammation
  • May help fight breast cancer

Flavor:

  • White varieties are lower in acid so they are sweeter than yellow varieties
  • Yellow peaches are sweet and tart

Choose:

  • A ripe peach is aromatic and slightly soft when gently squeezed
  • Be wary of peaches with a green tint
    • This shows the peach was picked before fully ripe and unripe peaches will not be as sweet.

Store:

  • Keep on the counter until just soft then put in the fridge
  • Try to use within a week of refrigerating as they will become mealy

Cook:

  • Yellows can be eaten raw and are the variety to choose for cooking

References:

  • Harnish, Amelia. “The 7 healthiest summer fruits.” Ladies’ Home Journal. July/August 2014. 58
  • “Peach Perfect.” Everyday with Rachel Ray. July/August 2015. 20
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