Everything is Peachy!

Question: What did the peach say when another peach made it mad?

Answer: You want a peach of me??   😆

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For some reason peaches don’t strike me as the type of fruit to become angry. Sometimes the word peach/peachy is used as an adjective that describes something good or positive. Have you ever heard someone describe something as peachy?

It makes sense that the word peach is used to describe something good because peaches are DELICIOUS! I don’t think you can eat a tasty peach without your taste buds doing a happy dance.

Do you love peach cobbler? Every year in Georgia people make the world’s largest peach cobbler. The cobbler is 11 feet by 5 feet and uses 75 pounds of peaches! Click here for some pictures of the huge cobbler.peach-747648_640

Although Georgia is known as “The Peach State”, California actually grows more peaches Georgia (Sorry Georgia 😛 ). If you rewind a few thousand years, you’ll find that peaches came from China. Today, China is the worldwide leader in peach production.

 

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Everything is peachy when you eat peaches! Why? It’s because peaches are delicious and nutritious. Like many other fruits, peaches are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Fiber.

Vitamin A: helps with eyesight.

Vitamin C: important for the immune system, skin,  bones, and tissue.

Potassium: needed for healthy muscles and nerves.

Fiber: helps with good digestion and regulating blood sugar.

 

 

creativecreationsBiting into a fresh, juicy peach is hard to beat when it comes to flavor. If you want to get creative, here are some ideas on how to cook with peaches:

  • Make a peach smoothie
  • Bake a cobbler, pie, muffins, etc.
  • Add it to cereal or oatmeal
  • Put it in a parfait/yogurt
  • Use peaches in a fruit salad
  • Use peaches in a green salad
  • Make peach jam or preserves
  • Slice it and grill it
  • Make peach salsa

You can still eat peaches when they’re not in season by buying frozen or canned peaches. Click here for some ideas on how to use canned peaches.

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varieties

Peaches are split into two categories:

Freestone: the pit is easily removed or “freed” from the flesh. This type is often eaten raw.

Clingstone: as you might guess, the pit is hard to remove from this variety. These peaches are commonly used in cooking.

 

recipes

Peach Muffins

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Information came from idph.iowa.gov, medlineplus.gov, verywellfit.com

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