Posted by: Sunset Rentals | May 26, 2014

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Peaches

South Carolina peachesCome summertime in the Lowcountry, you’ll find peaches aplenty and we dare say they are as good – or better – than the ones you’ll find across the border in Georgia. Head to one of our local farmers markets or buy some from a vendor on the side of the road for the ultimate in peachy deliciousness!

As a salute to this sweet summer treat, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the peach from the South Carolina Peach Council!

  • Peaches are rich in vitamin C, as well as good sources for vitamins A &E, potassium and iron.
  • Peaches are good for those trying to lose weight, as they are more than 80% water and a good source of dietary fiber.
  • Peaches are rich in phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids and procyanidins.
  • There are 10 varieties of peaches grown in South Carolina.
  • Based on the variety of peach, the fruit ripens between late May and late August in South Carolina.
  • Store fully ripe peaches in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days. If a peach is still ripening, do not refrigerate as it can kill the peach and turn it brown.
  • Freeze peaches by slicing and adding 2 tablespoons of sugar for every cup. Seal in a freezer bag and let sit for 20 minutes. Place in the freezer and enjoy throughout the year.
  • When choosing a peach, never choose one tinged with green, and look for a pleasant peachy sweet smell. Gently squeeze the fruit with your palm; it should give a little.

How do you like to eat fresh peaches?

For more information about Sunset Rentals and Hilton Head vacation homes, visit www.sunsetrentals.com or call 800-276-8991.

 

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