Peaches: Sweet Summertime

standard June 22, 2015 Leave a response

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.

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Nutrition:

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)

Benefits:

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.

Recipes:

Enjoy this summer’s ripe, juicy fruit in one of these fun recipes:

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