Happy National Eat a Peach Day!
Don’t worry, we didn’t know there was such a thing either. But, this fuzzy fruit definitely deserves it’s own holiday. Not only are peaches delicious but they have all kinds of great stuff that is really good for you such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and anti-oxidants, folate and potassium. Like other fruits, they are also Nutrient Dense (high in nutrition, water and fiber but low in calories). They are also rich in various phytochemical and antioxidants that help to heal and repair the body.
Some other fun facts about peaches: peaches are known as stone fruits, because of their hard seed. The fuzzy skin of a peach distinguishes them from other stone fruits, especially the nectarine can be the same color. They can be yellow, orange, red, light pink and a creamy white color. Peaches should be slightly soft but firm and free of blemishes when you buy them. If you need to ripen them, just place them in a paper bag for 2-3 days at room temperature. Once they are ripe, you would want to store them in the refrigerator. They are in season in the summer, so will be the most affordable and taste the best in those months. Take advantage of frozen peaches at other times of the year if you enjoy them.
Now to the really good part-the eating! There are a number of ways to prepare and enjoy peaches but some of our favorites are an easy dessert and with oatmeal. There are also a lot of great healthy cobbler recipes out there, not to mention they are delicious in a smoothie! For now though, here is an easy and healthy peach dessert!
How to prepare:
Slice the peaches and remove the skin if desired. As you can see in the photo, we left ours on since these guys had a pretty thin skin.
Place on a plate, dollop a little bit of whip cream and drizzle just a little bit of honey.
We hope you enjoy this and enjoy Eat a Peach Day!