Peach

Description: Round juicy fruit with downy yellowish-red skin and a rough stone. Food - peaches

Availability: Fresh – Summer /Canned and Frozen year round

Facts: Peaches are from Chinese origin. They go back to the 10th century B.C. and are often found on illustrations from that time.

Serving Size = 1 CUP

Selection: Choose fruit with firm, fuzzy skins that yield to gentle pressure when ripe. Avoid fruit with blemishes.

Food - nutrition label peachStorage: Store unripe peaches in paper bag. When ripe, store at room temperature for use within 1-2 days.

Nutrition Benefits: Low fat; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of vitamin C.

Pigments: Beta Carotene, Lycopene

Phytochemicals: Beta Cryptoxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin

ORAC Score: 170

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