Peach

With a substantial amount of Vitamin C to help with the immune and cardiovascular systems, peaches also throw in a huge amount of Potassium as well. They are a great food to help with decreasing stress, blood pressure and high blood sugar.

Pretty Peaches

How to Choose and Keep
The fruit is very susceptible to brown rot or dark reddish spots, so it is best to take extra care with the handling. They are ripe when they feel a bit soft, and are best stored in the fridge for 3 days once they are ripe. To speed up the ripeness you can place the peaches in a brown paper bag. They are highly perishable, and typically consumed or canned within two weeks of harvest.


Preparation
Peaches are a great food to freeze if they start to over ripen. They can be used in water or smoothies. To enjoy them when they are ripe peaches are a wonderful snack on a hot day. Make sure to wash the outside thoroughly and purchase organic as much as possible, as peaches soak up a high amount of pesticides. 


Nutrients
Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium


Action Steps
1. Purchase some ripe organic peaches and enjoy as a wonderful snack
2. If the peach begin to over ripen slice up and place in the freezer for a delicious smoothie
3. Create some delicious peach cobbler, using gluten free flour and stevia or agave nectar as sugar substitute to make a healthier version of a wonderful dessert. 

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