The American Heart Association says that peaches are perfect for summertime, fuzzy and full of nutrients! Typically in season from July to September, peaches are a staple of summertime salads, meals and desserts. They’re also a popular choice for nutritionists, who say their sweet taste makes it easier for people to add them to their diet.
Known for their golden orange color and delicate, fuzzy skin, peaches are packed with vitamin C and other antioxidants, which research suggests may help prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer. The fresher and more ripe they are, the more antioxidants they contain.
They’re low in fat, high in potassium, and free of cholesterol and sodium. They also are loaded with fiber, both soluble and insoluble, which improves satiety and can contribute to good digestion and gut health.
Peaches work well when paired with any number of foods. They can be added to salads or served with a scoop of yogurt. Peaches also can add a surprisingly sweet taste to salsa, be blended into beverages like tea or smoothies, or even grilled in a kabob with other fresh fruit.
If peaches are frozen shortly after being picked at peak ripeness, they maintain their nutritional value. At Wawona, we do just that! Wawona Frozen Foods is the industry leader in the growing, processing and production of fresh frozen peaches. Whether conventional or organic, Wawona grows and processes both Freestone and Clingstone varieties of peaches and offers year-round availability – in many different styles and packs to meet the product needs of customers.
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