There's a reason why peaches are used as the fruit to compliment someone, "She's a peach." Calling someone a 'peach' means that they are sweet, uncomplicated and refreshing to be around. While we appreciate all our fruits, there's nothing as joyful as eating an in-season, sweet, juicy peach in the middle of a hot day.
ORIGIN: Our neighbours in Spain provide us with our peaches all summer long, but during the winter months in Spain, we turn to South Africa and Chile.
NUTRITION: Peaches are a source of vitamin A and betacarotene which are important for eye and skin health. They also contain 11% of the GDA of potassium, which is the essential ingredient for regulating fluids within the body.
TIP: If one peach variety is redder than another, it doesn't necessarily mean that it will be any sweeter.