July is Peach Month
Peaches are a sure sign that summer has arrived! North Carolina peaches are in season from early June through most of August (1). Great in recipes or enjoyed on their own, peaches are a good source of fiber, Vitamin A, potassium, and other important nutrients (2).
As mentioned in a previous blog, buying produce when it’s in season usually costs less, so it’s a great way to stretch your food budget. If you want to enjoy peach season all year long, stock up when the price is low and preserve by canning or freezing. Contact your local Cooperative Extension Center to learn more about food preservation.
For tips on selecting, storing, and preparing peaches, click here and here.
The recipe below is a quick and easy breakfast or a delicious and nutritious afternoon snack.
Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Honey
½ cup plain Greek yogurt (more or less to your liking)
Drizzle of honey
Slice peach into bite-size pieces. Place in a bowl with yogurt and drizzle with honey.
(1) North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, North Carolina Peaches, http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/peaches/
(2) North Carolina Peach Growers Society, The Nutrition Label for a Large NC Peach, http://www.ncpeachgrowers.com/show_article.php?ID=9
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