A peach is best picked when it separates easily from the tree. If it is difficult to pull from the branch, it is not ripe. Unlike other fruits, peaches do not continue to ripen once picked, so it is very important to wai... More »

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Peaches are healthy, because they are low in calories and contain fiber and vitamins A and C. The fruit is ideal for a snack, dessert or addition to meals. More »

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To freeze peaches, first score, blanch and peel them. The pit should be removed and the fruit sliced, and then placed into a freezer bag with water, sugar or syrup, and frozen. More »

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The major difference between peaches and nectarines is the skin. Peach skin is fuzzy, while nectarine skin is smooth and has more of a red color. In cooking and baking, there is no difference between the two beneath the ... More »

Peel little peaches by blanching them in boiling water, and then quickly transfer them to cold water. This loosens the skin and makes it easy to slip off. More »

Fruits that are high in potassium include bananas, kiwi and peaches. Many dried fruits have high concentrations of potassium. A few examples include dried apricots, raisins, prunes, dates and dried coconuts. More »

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Different varieties of peaches include clingstone, freestone, semi-freestone and clingstone varietals. Clingstone are peaches in which the fruit clings securely to the pit. Their yellow flesh turns to a milder red closer... More »

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