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Peachy Ideas

Available at: Carter Mountain Orchard and Chiles Peach Orchard

Here are some fresh ideas for enjoying one of nature’s sweetest fruits — the peach.

  • Fresh, out of hand as a sweet snack.
  • Peach halves topped with fresh berries make an easy, yet elegant fruit salad.
  • For a quick low-fat lunch, mix peach slices with low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese.
  • Grilling fresh peach halves with blueberries and brown sugar is a delicious dessert for a picnic or barbecue.
  • Blend peaches into frozen daiquiris, smoothies or shakes to cool down hot summer nights.
  • Top low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt or a slice of angel food cake with fresh peaches for healthy dessert.
  • Bake them into summer´s favorite fruity desserts: cobblers, shortcakes and pies.
  • Add fresh peaches to vanilla ice cream to create one of America´s all-time favorite ice cream flavors.
  • Add peaches to spinach or pasta salads.
  • Garnish desserts, main dishes and summer beverages with peach slices.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size……………..1 peach
Calories……………………40
Carbohydrates…………..10g
Protein……………………0.6g
Fat………………………..0
Fiber, dietary……………1.5g
Cholesterol………………0mg
Sodium…………………..0mg
Vitamin A……………….47RE

Peaches contain many important nutrients including: vitamin A, in the form of beta carotene, which has been linked to a reduced risk of some forms of cancer; and riboflavin which is good for the eyes. They are an excellent source of fiber, and peaches are one of the lowest-calorie fruits, with virtually no fat, sodium or cholesterol.