Peaches are round fruits that are distinguished by fuzz covering their thin skins. The deep orange flesh underneath the skin is aromatic and juicy. Peaches offer a sweet flavor, balancing sugar and acid for a well-rounded flavor. Peaches are an excellent source of vitamin A, B-complex vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, potassium, iron and phosphorus. They are also a good source of fiber, calcium, vitamins C, E, and K and a small amount of protein and sodium.
Peaches are ideal for eating raw and are used in a variety of cooked applications, from savory to sweet. Peaches are sliced for fruit salads or tossed green salads. Peaches are also blended into smoothies, milkshakes, beverages, vinaigrettes or salad dressings.