My current obsession with peaches has been strong this summer (see here and here). And it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Thank you, Fredericksburg, Texas, for having the best peaches ever. I seriously cannot get enough of their ripe, juicy goodness.
One medium peach has just under 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates, mostly from natural sugars. They are a great source of vitamins A and C, and also pack in at least 5% daily value of niacin, vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, and copper. (Source)
The high vitamin content of peaches provides a variety of benefits. Vitamin A provides eye health, and vitamins C and E provides immune support. Niacin along with a few other B vitamins are vital for cell and nerve health. Vitamin K aids in blood clotting.
As a sweet, low calorie fruit, peaches are a great alternative to sugary treats and desserts, providing fiber and satisfaction at the same time.
Enjoy this summer’s ripe, juicy fruit in one of these fun recipes: