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Get Peachy Keen
August is National Peach Month and the sweetest time to enjoy this fruit. Naturally sweet, peaches are a good source of vitamins A and C and also have potassium. Peaches also have another added bonus: dietary fiber. You'll get 3 grams of fiber from a single peach.
Did you know peaches have been grown since prehistoric times and were first cultivated in China? Now, peaches are easily accessible and available almost all year, with the season dictating the variety.
Choose peaches with fuzzy skins that are firm but yield to gentle pressure. Always avoid peaches that show signs of decay, spoilage or mold. Try peaches as a marinade, in your salsa or in a fruit salad.
For more information on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your eating plan, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.
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