Even though it’s felt like summer for a while now in DC, the calendar now agrees it’s officially summer and that means peaches!
Give me all the peaches!
4 Facts about Peach Nutrition
- Peaches like most fruits and veggies are very low in calories
- Peaches are a good source of vitamin A, specifically beta carotene, the nutrient known to be essential for good vision.
- Peaches are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals which can damage cells.
- Peaches also contain potassium, a mineral that helps regulate your heart rate and lower blood pressure.
Slightly hard peaches can be kept at room temperature until they ripen. Storing peaches inside a paper bag speeds up the ripening process. Ripe peaches should be placed in the fridge.