We love talking about fruit and superfoods here on WNZR, and today we got to talk all about the peach! Check out everything we talked about today here!
Not only is a ripe peach delicious on its own as a portable, healthy snack, it also shines in a variety of dishes both sweet and savory: in cobblers, smoothies, ice cream, preserves, salads, salsas and sauces, and even cool summer cocktails. Grilling peaches brings out even more natural sweetness, making them a fantastic enhancement to grilled pork or chicken.
Canned peaches are just as nutritious as fresh, and the high temperatures in the canning process break down peaches’ cell walls and actually increase concentration of key nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and antioxidants. These nutrient levels remain high for up to two years. Whether you prefer peaches frozen, canned or dried, look for varieties with little to no added sugar.
To add some extra nutritional punch to your everyday diet, peach puree can be a great recipe substitution. Swapping 1/2 cup of pureed peaches for 1 cup of butter or 1 cup of oil in some baked goods saves fat and calories while adding vitamins and antioxidants.
Help your peaches ripen faster
Place unripe peaches in a paper bag, fold the bag closed and lay it on its side in a room-temperature location for a few days, checking periodically. The ethylene gas released by the peaches will prompt them to ripen more quickly. Once they’re ready, store them in the refrigerator until ready to eat or prepare.
Here’s 55 peach recipes for your summer!
Our who knew question today was ‘what are the other two names for the seed of a peach?” The answers were the pit and the stone!
Our word of the day today was…
Definition: involving, imposing, or constituting a burden : troublesome, having legal obligations that outweigh the advantages
Thanks for listening!