Some Peach Facts On Types Of Peach Fruit, Nutrtion Info
Plus A Printable Peach Crepes Recipe
If you're you wondering what the difference is between a cling peach and freestone peach facts are
peaches are classed according to how strongly the flesh of the fruit "clings" to
the peach pits when it is ripe.
Basically, peaches are classed according to how strongly the flesh of the fruit "clings" to
the peach pits when it is ripe.
When choosing peach fruit, you may want to consider what you are using them for.
The less clingy, the better for canning.
Peaches are believed to be indigenous to China and is a member of the rose family.
Their cousins are apricots, cherries, plums, and almonds.
There are three classes of peaches - 'clingstone', 'semi-freestone' and 'freestone'.
Check our fruit ripening harvest schedule here.
Freestone peaches have flesh that easily comes away from their pits,
making them most ideal for eating fresh.
Though not as juicy or sweet as a clingstone peach, freestones
are good for baking as well, and are best for being canned.
Cling Peaches: The flesh of
clingstone peaches clings firmly to their pits, or stones.
They have a soft texture, and are juicier and sweeter than other peach
varieties making them perfect for baking your favorite peach desserts.
The commercial industry uses clingstones for preparing canned peaches.
These tend to be the preferred variety for jellies and jams.
Semi-freestones are a combination of freestone and clingstone peaches,
making them both sweet and ideal for canning or baking.
Fresh Peach Crepes make a delicious breakfast or lunchtime treat or dessert.....
What you'll need:
- 12 crepes
- 2 cups of fresh peaches, peeled, washed and sliced
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 8 ounce pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup icing sugar
Reserve 1 cup of the peaches - place in refridgerator to chill.
In a small bowl, gently mix remaining peaches & 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar; refrigerate.
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth.
Gently stir in reserved peaches
Spread about 1 Tbsp peach & cream cheese mixture over each crepe
Roll up and serve topped with the chilled sweetened peaches and whipped cream.
Print this recipe
Peach facts: A peach is about 87 percent water and has fewer calories than either apples or pears.
Peaches are excellent sources of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, and
like other orange-colored fruits and vegetables, peaches
are a significant source of vitamin A.
Summer peach varieties are juicy and sweet, and offer delicious
wholesome nutrition without a lot of calories. One medium peach
has 40 calories,
Canned and dried peaches are a great source of fibre that
you can easily add to yogurt, lunch snacks, baking and breakfast cereals.
Peaches also have a reasonable amount of potassium, copper, manganese, and niacin, and
they are also rich in phytochemicals which act as antioxidants, ridding the body of harmful free radicals.
When it comes to peaches it's really hard to decide the most delicious
way to eat a peach, other than fresh off the peach tree!!
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