Peaches
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A peach is a round stone fruit with juicy yellow flesh and pinkish-yellow skin that can be eaten raw, made into desserts or added to salads. With fuzziness serving as its external texture, internally, the flesh is soft and sweet with a pleasant fruity aroma.

Health Benefits

Low in calories and with little to no saturated fats, peaches are packed with many health promoting compounds and nourishing minerals. A vital source of vitamins A, C and K, the succulent fruit helps protect against disease process and infectious agents. 100g of peaches yields the following:

  • Vitamin A – 7% of DV
  • Calcium – 1% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 11% of DV
  • Iron – 1% of DV
  • Potassium – 5% of DV

Selecting tips

  • Choose peaches that are firm but have some ‘give’ when you gently squeeze them
  • Avoid fruit with blemishes or splits

 

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