No matter the variety, all peaches are packed with natural goodness. They're not only delicious, but incredibly nutritious. Several major nutrients, including vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and potassium are packed into each peach. They're also an excellent source of fiber, good for blood sugar and keeping cholesterol low.
And, a real plus for calorie counters, a medium-size peach contains only 38 calories, fewer than comparable-sized apples or pears. In addition to being low-calorie, like all fruits and vegetables, peaches are cholesterol-free. Another plus: peaches are especially filling. Their 87 percent water content makes them a perfect between meal snack. But there's more. Peaches also provide natural plant compounds called flavonoids, which research suggests may help prevent cancer and heart disease.
To ensure you bite into a juicy, sweet peach when you get home, look for these qualities when selecting peaches: