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Eat a Peach!

At just 60 calories per fruit, peaches offer many nutritional benefits. They contain fiber and 10 different vitamins. They are especially rich in vitamins A and C. 

Studies show the antioxidants found in peaches help scavenge free radicals and may help ward off cancer and reduce inflammation. 

How to Soften a Peach

If you bought your peaches a bit too firm, place them on a countertop at room temperature. To soften the fruit more quickly, place them in a brown paper bag first. Once soft, you can store the fruit in the fridge. 

Awesome Peach Flavor

To truly enjoy a peach's flavor, you should let the fruit sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before consuming.

SOURCES

"Eat Peaches," www.eattheseasons.com

"The Peach: 10 Healthy Facts" by Chloe Thompson, www.WebMD.com

"Peach Facts: Peachy Keen," The Nibble, www.thenibble.com

"Peaches raw," National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, http://ndb.nal.usda.gov

How to Keep a Peach Looking Fab

If you're slicing up peaches for a fruit salad, rub a little lemon juice over the cut fruit to prevent it from turning brown. 

Peachy Keen

A medium peach provides more than 10% of your daily fiber needs.

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