Peaches are a summer fruit, which means they’re in harvest right now. These fuzzy fruits belong to the stone fruit family that includes plums, cherries and apricots, and are beloved for their sweet, juicy flesh. Peaches are also highly nutritious as they’ve rich in vitamins and antioxidants that help protect your body from disease.
How can you tell if a peach is ripe and ready to eat? Simply give the fruit a gentle squeeze and it should feel soft (but not squishy). Too firm, and it’s probably not fully ripe yet. You can also tell by the smell – the sweeter the smell, the riper the peach.
And while you can certainly relish it on its own, skin and all, there are many other ways to enjoy peaches. Canned versions are yummy too, and are actually almost as nutritious as fresh ones.
Here are 10 delicious peach recipes to try at home:
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