Good News About Sweet Georgia Peaches
The delicious taste of sweet Georgia Peaches is certainly good news, but there’s much more to consider than just taste. Sweet Georgia peaches are readily available during the summer months, provide great nutrition and are the perfect addition to many of your favorite recipes.
Sweet Georgia Peaches can be enjoyed all summer long. Their harvest season is generally mid-May through mid August. With many seasonal varieties, it seems that there is always a peach available during the warm summer months. The early season peaches include clingstone varieties. Clingstone peaches can either be yellow-fleshed or white-fleshed and are so named because the flesh clings to the pit. Clingstone peaches are typically used for eating out of hand, pickling or canning. Mid and late season peaches are of the freestone variety – meaning that the flesh easily separates from the pit. This makes them easier to clean and manage and a better option for use in recipes. Also, Georgia peaches harvested later in the season have higher natural sugar content, making them even sweeter.
Reaching for a delicious and nutritious summer snack is easy when you choose sweet Georgia peaches. Georgia peaches come in their own carrying case and are easy to transport too. The average peach contains about 40 calories – which is considerably less than a comparably sized apple or pear. A boon for dieters, their fiber content and high water content (about 87%) make sweet Georgia peaches the perfect between-meal snack. Peaches have no fat or cholesterol and offer nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. Finally, their low glycemic load won’t cause a sudden surge in blood sugar levels.
All summer, sweet Georgia peaches can be enjoyed as is or in your favorite recipes. And, if you can’t find them at your grocer, because of the growth of on-line retailers, it’s easier than ever to ship Georgia peaches to yourself or to those you care about. Sweet Georgia peaches will make your summer treats even better! Whether you’re making a traditional peach cobbler, pie or shortcake or trying something new like grilled peaches, sweet Georgia peaches will make the finished product even tastier. Whatever recipe you’re using, peeling sweet Georgia peaches is simple. With a sharp knife, score a shallow ‘X’ in the bottom of each peach. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside. Drop three to four peaches in a pot of boiling water for 30-60 seconds. Remove and place in ice bath. When peaches are cool enough to handle, slip the peeling off. Voila! Sweet Georgia peaches are ready to make your summer even sweeter!