This luscious fruit brings a taste of summer to the table.
Besides amazing flavor, peaches are packed with natural goodness including vitamins A, C and potassium. They’re also a good source of antioxidants, beta carotene (which gives them their deep yellow color) and flavonoids, which may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of some types of cancer and heart disease. Plus with only 60 calories and plenty of fiber, they are a calorie-counter’s dream.
How to pick a peach: Use your nose! Choose peaches with a “peachy” scent, slightly sweet and flowery. Ripe peaches will give a little when gently pressed. The red or blush color on the skin is a characteristic of variety, not ripeness. Avoid any that are overly green—they were picked too early and won’t ripen properly.