Fuzzy peaches are synonymous with summertime. The fruit can be found everywhere from roadside stands and grocery store produce sections to desserts and salads at five-star restaurants.
Some of our favorite peachy recipes include:
- Brined Turkey Tenders with a Curried Peach and Pecan Salad
- Fresh Peach Ice Cream
- Skillet Salmon with Zesty Peach Chutney
- All-Season Peach Squares
- Peaches and Cream Freezer Pie
- Peach-Apple Fruit Tart
- Cherry Peach Hand Pies
- Stone Fruit Sangria
- Fresh Tomato Peach Relish
- White Peach Jam
And although Georgia is known as the Peach State, South Carolina isn’t far behind, ranking No. 2 in the nation.
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Fun Facts About Peaches
- “The Peach State” is Georgia’s nickname.
- Peaches are a great source of vitamins A and C.
- You can buy two main varieties of peaches: clingstone and freestone. It is harder to remove the flesh from the pit on a clingstone peach.
- The flesh of a peach should have a slight give, but use your whole hand vs. fingertips to check.
- A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber.
- “The World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” is made every year in Georgia. The cobbler measures 11 feet by 5 feet.
- August is National Peach Month
- Peaches are at their peak from June to the end of August.
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Fact source: WebMD