Juicy, succulent peaches are packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, and antioxidants. They are quickly joining the ranks of the usually purple antioxidant-rich superfruits. To prepare for extraction, rinse well, cut in half and remove the pit. No need to remove the skin, especially if you choose organic peaches.

Selection Process

The process for choosing peaches and nectarines is almost identical. Buy fresh over frozen or canned if you can, and never buy canned peaches that have been packed in syrup. The best peaches will be fragrant, soft, and free of bruises. Ripe peaches should be eaten as soon as possible.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (130.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 50.7

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.3g 0.5%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.1%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 12.4g 4.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.0g 7.8%

Sugars 10.9g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.2g

Vitamin A 8.5% Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 0.8% Iron 1.8%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 3.2%
Vitamin K 4.2% Thiamin 2.1%
Riboflavin 2.4% Niacin 5.2%
Vitamin B-6 1.6% Folate 1.3%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.0%
Phosphorus 2.6% Magnesium 2.9%
Zinc 1.5% Selenium 0.2%
Copper 4.4% Manganese 4.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.