Your Go-To Summer Snack – the PEACH!

By Crystal H. Shelton, Senior Scientific Researcher

While peaches come in various sizes, one thing is for sure – they are a very tasty nutrient-packed snack! The Nutrition Facts information given below is for a large peach (weighing about 6oz.). Filled with vitamins like vitamin C, a known antioxidant, peaches may help ward off harmful free radicals, while also promoting a healthy immune system. Potassium and iron are important as they help the body to regulate body fluids and form red blood cells. Additionally, a large peach will provide about 3 grams of fiber, which is 10% of your recommended dietary fiber intake. Fiber is important because it plays such a critical role in digestion, helping to promote bowel regularity and optimal colon health.