Peach season runs from mid-July until September in Massachusetts.. This explains why you see all the peaches at local stores and farms. It turns out that fresh peaches have many health benefits along with a delicious taste!
Did you know that one medium peach gives you vitamins, fiber and a mineral? Check out what that one peach gives you (WebMD):
Vitamin C – 13% of your daily intake. Helps your immune system.
Vitamin A – a beta-carotene antioxidant. Helps your eyesight.
Fiber – 6%-9% of daily intake.
Calories – low in calories, only 60 with 85% water. No cholesterol, saturated fats or sodium.
Potassium – has as much as 285 milligrams. You need approximately 4,700 milligrams daily.
Do you want to buy the perfect peach?
No smell, usually means no taste. It should smell the way you want it to taste.
It should be heavy. Hold the peach in your palm. Gently squeeze it.
If it’s baseball hard it means it was picked too early. Don’t buy it!
Tennis anyone? If it feels like a tennis ball that’s ok. Take it home to ripen.
Real give when squeezed? Eat it when you get home or after its been on the counter
a day or two. These are great for baking!
Soft to the touch should be eaten right away. These should bruise easily to the touch.
Private Home Health Care loves peach season. This juicy and delicious fruit is yummy on cereal, makes a great smoothie and is delicious in a special treat of a peach cobbler.