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Peaches

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About This Food

Description

Peaches are the third most popular fruit in the United States, just behind apples and oranges.

Widely planted across the eastern seaboard by the early settlers, there are dozens of varieies to choose from. The earliest cultivated varieties including Elberta, Hale, and Rio Oso Gem have the juiciest texture and can usually be found at organic farmers markets.

Peaches are a good source of vitamin C, and also provide boron, flavonoids and carotenoids.

Because peaches are on the Environmental Working Group's list of the most chemically contaminated foods - the Dirty Dozen - be sure to always pick organic. 

Glycemic Index=42
Glycemic Load=5
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,814

Selecting & Storing

Choose plump peaches with smooth skins and a pink or red "blush" on their cheeks. They should give slightly to gentle pressure and have a mild fragrance. Store ripe peaches in the refrigerator crisper where they will keep three to five days.

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  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
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  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminC
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 medium

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Calories: 59

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 42 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.38 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.13 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
3 g
ALA
3 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
14.31 g
Net Carbohydrate
12.06 g
Sugars
12.59 g
Fiber
2.25 g
Protein
1.36 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
489 IU
10%
Vitamin C
9.9 mg
16%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
1.09 IU
4%
Vitamin B6
0.04 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
3.9 mg
5%
Folate
6 mcg
2%
Niacin
1.21 mg
6%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.04 mg
3%
Choline
9.15 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
9 mg
1%
Copper
0.1 mg
5%
Iron
0.38 mg
2%
Magnesium
13.5 mg
3%
Manganese
0.09 mg
4%
Phosphorous
30 mg
3%
Potassium
285 mg
8%
Selenium
0.15 mcg
0%
Sodium
0 mg
0%
Zinc
0.26 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
243 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
100.5 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
136.5 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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