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Peaches
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You know it's summer when the shops are brimming with delicious peaches. This sweet, juicy stone fruit with it's soft, furry skin originated in China and is today one of the world's favourite fruits. There are a number of varieties of peaches; freestone, where the stone easily comes away from the flesh, and clingstone, where it does not. The flesh can be yellow or white depending on the variety.

Select your peaches very carefully - a ripe peach is a taste sensation, anything less is a major disappointment. Well selected, you will never begrudge the cost. A ripe peach should be fragrant and highly coloured - never green. The skin should be smooth and never shrivelled. Cradle the fruit in your hand and test for some "give". Be careful - they bruise easily. Don't fall into the trap of buying peaches too late in the season - they have usually been cold stored and have powdery, dry flesh.
Slightly under-ripe peaches will store at room temperature to soften. Ripe fruit can be kept in the fridge in paper bags for a couple of days but always bring them back to room temperature before eating for maximum flavour.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Summer
To Buy:
Select your peaches very carefully - a ripe peach is a taste sensation, anything less is a major disappointment. Well selected, you will never begrudge the cost. A ripe peach should be fragrant and highly coloured - never green. The skin should be smooth and never shrivelled. Cradle the fruit in your hand and test for some "give". Be careful - they bruise easily. Don't fall into the trap of buying peaches too late in the season - they have usually been cold stored and have powdery, dry flesh.
To Store:
Slightly underripe peaches will store at room temperature to soften. Ripe fruit can be kept in the fridge in paper bags for a couple of days.
Tips & Tricks:
Freestone peaches are the easiest to cut and present in fruit salads and other dishes. Clingstone are fine to eat as is.
Cooking Tips:
Peach slices complement peppery salad greens. Make a salad with rocket leaves, roast almonds, avocado and tomato. Dress with a vinaigrette and top with peach slices.

Nutrition per 1 Unit:

Energy (kJ):
207
Low GI < 55:
Fat (g):
0.1
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.0
Vitamin C:
Amines:
No information available
Glutamates:
n/a
Carbohydrates, g:
9.3
Protein (g):
1.3
Saturated Fat, g :
0.0
Niacin (B3):
Potassium:
Salicylates:
High

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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