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Ten Fresh Peach Recipes for National Peach Month

August is National Peach Month and with stone fruit season in full swing, we decided it was time to learn a thing or two about fresh peaches – including how to cook with them.

According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), one large peach will give you 19 percent of your vitamin C for the day, 11 percent of your vitamin A and 10 percent of your potassium.

It’s always best to look for peaches that were grown close to home, but if you can’t find fresh peaches at your local orchard, it’s better to buy them imported from the grocery store than to skip them altogether.

Buy peaches that are soft to the touch or have a deep golden background color.  If your peaches are firm, keep them out on the kitchen counter for a few days or until they’re soft to the touch, at which point you can put them in the refrigerator where they will keep for 3-4 days.