Peach is a gorgeous fruit, and we feel like they’re under-appreciated. Use them in desserts, salads, dinners, barbecues, and breakfast recipes, and you’ll be ‘peachy-keen’ in no time at all!
Test kitchen tip for peaches:
If you don’t like the fuzz on peaches, you can skin them quickly by dropping them into a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds, then immediately transferring them to cold water. The skins will slip right off in your hand.
What can I cook with peaches?
This can be made out of season very successfully by using tinned peaches. During the summer, other stone fruits like apricots and plums will work just as well.
When using the food processor, covering the inside of its bowl with cling film will save on washing up afterwards.
Barbecued lamb and peach salad
Swap in duck breasts and plums for an equally delicious salad.
Health benefits of peaches
- Peaches are a source of vitamins A, C, E, K, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc and copper.
- Peaches are low in calories, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are a good source of dietary fibre.
Fun facts about peaches
- Peaches originated in Northwest China, but are now found across the world. There are over 2,000 varieties of peach.
- In Hungary, peaches are often referred to as the “fruit of calmness,” and eating them is believed to reduce the effects of anxiety.
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