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Just PEACHY Keen: Nutrition Facts Behind a Favorite Summer Fruit

One of the best things about summer is the influx of summer produce in the local markets. Peaches are just one of many summer fruits that are ripe for the picking and are both low in calories and jam-packed full of nutrients like fiber, vitamin C and niacin. Below are the nutrients found, per the USDA, in one large, fresh peach (2-3/4″ diameter).

Peaches provide the body with many vitamins and minerals without providing many calories, less than 70 cal for a large peach, making it a nutrient dense food. Including nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, like peaches, in your diet can help maintain caloric balance and provide helpful antioxidants to help the body fight against damage done by free radicals. (such as cell damage related to aging and cancer) Eating peaches with the skin on provides the most nutrients and antioxidants because many of the vitamins and minerals are concentrated in their fuzzy exterior, so for the most nutrition leave the skin on.

 

Nutrition facts on many foods, including fruits and vegetables that do not generally have nutrition labels, can be found by using the Food-A-Pedia search tool found on the USDA’s website. Click on Food-A-Pedia under Quick Links for more info.

 

Nutrient
Amount
% Daily Target or Limit
Total Calories 68 cal 3%
Protein 2 g 3%
Carbohydrate 17 g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 11%
Total Fat 0 g No daily target or limit
Mineral
Amount % Daily Target or Limit
Calcium 11 mg 1%
Potassium 333 mg 7%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Copper 119 ug 13%
Magnesium 16 mg 5%
Phosphorus 35 mg 5%
Vitamins Amount % Daily Target or Limit
Vitamin A 28 ug RAE 4%
Vitamin C 12 mg 15%
Vitamin E 1 mg AT 9%
Vitamin K 5 ug 5%
Folate 7 ug DFE 2%
Riboflavin 0.1 mg 5%
Niacin 1 mg 10%
Choline 11 mg 3%
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