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Each year, the summer season signals the arrival of juicy, sweet California peaches. From orchard trees heavy with fruit, California peaches are harvested for a variety of uses making it possible to savor the taste of summer all year. This section features tips and information on enjoying California peaches.
Infusing your recipes with the sweet, unmistakable flavor and rich, golden color of peaches does not have to end when the long days of summer fade. Canned California Cling Peaches are a smart solution for cutting down on preparation time and are easy to keep on hand for adding something healthy to recipes, or simply chilled to be enjoyed plain as a healthy snack. As an added bonus, canned peaches boast nutritional values comparable to their fresh counterparts and are available all year.
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By July, aromatic fresh California peaches can be discovered anywhere from roadside stands, farmers’ markets and produce aisles to kitchen fruit bowls. There’s something to be said about finding the first peach of the season, with its sweet flavor, delicate fuzz and rosy blushed hues.
Easy to grab-and-go, dried California peaches are a convenient choice for smart, healthy snacking. Dried California peaches also lend themselves nicely as a flavorful addition to cookies, muffins, breads, pancakes or biscotti.
For a perfect blend of nutrients, try a peach smoothie–frozen California peach slices make whipping one up a cinch. Just toss frozen peach slices in a blender with a banana, nonfat yogurt, skim milk and ice. Blend until smooth and enjoy.