Ontario peaches come in 2 types:
Semi Freestone - where the pit sort of clings to the flesh. These are in season from July 22 to August 12.
Freestone - where the pit separates from the flesh. They are more used for preserving and if you're like me, the ones I love to eat fresh. They are in season August 12 to September 16.
PEACHES are very high in vitamin A, B vitamins, folic acid and vitamin C. They also provide a bit of potassium, zinc and calcium. Like any fruit you eat with the skin, they are a great source of fiber.
Peaches are highest on the list of most sprayed foods. In 2004, the FDA rated fruits and veg according to things like:
- the average sample that showed signs of pesticide use
- the amount of pesticide that showed up
- the average concentration of pesticides found
Peaches rated the highest at 87%!! Peaches have soft, thin skins and any spray will go directly into the pulp. This is why it is absolutely necessary to prioritize your produce. Peaches should always be organic. And let's face facts, organic peaches taste like peaches!
Labels: fun food facts