Selectingpeaches

When selecting peaches look for mature peaches, no green ones. A red blush doesn’t indicate ripeness, but peaches with skins that show a background color of yellow or warm cream are a good indicator of ripeness. Select peaches that are firm but give a little when squeezed gently.

Storing

Peaches usually require additional ripening after purchased. To ripen hold peaches a few days at room temperature. Once fully ripened they are ready to eat or can be refrigerated for later use. A good indicator of when a peach is ripe, they should yield to the touch and have a sweet peach aroma.


Preparation

Peaches usually require additional ripening after purchased. To ripen hold peaches a few days at room temperature. Once fully ripened they are ready to eat or can be refrigerated for later use. A good indicator of when a peach is ripe, they should yield to the touch and have a sweet peach aroma.


Nutrition Information


Peaches (edible part)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 40 kcal   170 kJ

Carbohydrates    

9.5 g

- Sugars  8.4 g

- Dietary fibre  1.5 g  

Fat

0.3 g

Protein

0.9 g

Vitamin A equiv.  16 μg 

2%

Vitamin C  6.6 mg

11%

Iron  0.25 mg

2%

Potassium  190 mg  

4%

Percentages are relative to US
recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database