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 and 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