Life’s a Peach in the Catskills…we’re in peak peach season!
- A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C.
- The fuzzy peach is actually a member of the rose family and originated in China.
- Some scientists believe peaches are the oldest cultivated fruit – talk about living history!
Peach Storage Tips
Don’t put peaches in the fridge until ripe. We repeat, do not put peaches in the fridge until they are ripe. Otherwise, your peaches will lose flavor and texture. Let peaches ripen on the counter. To speed up ripening, place them in a paper bag. Once they’re ripened to your liking, place them in the fridge where they should keep for about a week.
Peach Prep and Usage
- Like apples, many peach recipes call for you to peel them – this isn’t necessary and the peach skin gives you extra fiber
- Freeze your peaches to enjoy year-round. Just make sure they are ripe before freezing
- Ever tried grilling peaches? It’s a sweet treat not to be missed. In fact, you can grill the peaches in this recipe…
FEATURED RECIPE: Just Peachy Farmers Market Salsa
INGREDIENTS (♥=Fresh from the Catskills!)
♥1 lb. tomatoes, diced
♥1 lb. peaches, diced (no need to peel them!)
♥1 bell pepper, diced
♥1-2 jalapenos (depends on how spicy you’d like your salsa)
♥1 onion, diced
♥1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
Juice from half a lime
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve with tortilla chips.