3 Unique Ways to Use Peaches
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Peaches are at their peak flavor and quality while in-season. According to Michigan Grown, our state produces more than 21.2 million pounds of peaches per year. Between farmers markets and u-pick orchards, peach-loving families have plenty of options for enjoying this seasonal favorite. This sweet treat comes with along with an array of health benefits including both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber aids in digestion while its soluble counterpart helps regulate blood sugar and promote healthy cholesterol levels. Peaches also deliver a healthy dose of vitamin C for immune system support.
While the fruit tastes great on its own, it’s delicious when incorporated into both savory and sweet recipes. Try one of these three unique ways:
This summery recipe combines the sweetness of ripe peaches with tomatoes and fragrant basil. Serve with a balsamic glaze for a tangy contrast to the sweet peaches.
This summertime salad features grilled sweet peaches contrasted with peppery arugula, creamy avocado and goat cheese, crunchy pistachios and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Serve alone or with a grilled protein like marinated chicken.
This shaved frozen fruit treat relies on the natural sweetness of ripe seasonal peaches. After simple prep of freezing the halved and cored stone fruit, it comes together in under 5 minutes by simply grating and adding toppings.
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