A fresh peach is one of the pleasures of summertime goodness. They are a good source of vitamin C, which helps the body resist infection and aids in development of connective tissue. Peaches also provide vitamin A, which helps you maintain healthy vision and skin. They also are a good source of riboflavin and antioxidants.
Look for peaches that have firm, fuzzy skins, and avoid those with blemishes. A fresh peach that is ripe will smell like a peach. Other signs of ripeness include yielding to gentle pressure (though my local farmer displays a sign that says “don’t squeeze the peaches”) and they will have a creamy to gold under color.
Peaches are delicious on their own or paired with other summer fruits such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Enjoy them in season and introduce your children to these delectable gifts from nature.
Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables each day to get the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy body.