Perhaps no fruit reflects the season of summer like a juicy, sweet peach: fun, soft like the evening air, exploding with flavor. This week, learn how to take those tasty peaches you’re buying from the local farmers market to make an easy ricotta-stuffed dish that your family will crave.
Did you know August is National Peach Month? So if you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to celebrate, we have just the recipe.
But before we get to the good stuff, let’s review the real good stuff about peaches: Namely, they are a great source of vitamins A and C, and a large one has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. This amazing fruit is packed with nutrients and will help cool you down during the hot summer days.
Healthy Facts About Peaches
According to this round-up of fun and fascinating facts about peaches, some of the health benefits of this favorite summertime fruit include these:
- Recent research suggests that the selenium in peaches has a positive effect in preventing cancer.
- They are known to reduce anxiety and are often referred to as the “Fruit of Calmness.”
- Peach aromas have demonstrated analgesic effects such as reducing the feelings of pain, lifting depression, and creating a sense of well being.
Now that you’re sold on the health benefits, we’re guessing you’re looking for a place to buy them fresh; start with this list of local farmers markets. And if you’re looking for a recipe to highlight this versatile fruit, check out the mouth-watering option below.