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.
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