Savor Our Seasons: Peaches

By Liza Drew, RD

Flavorful fact: The Chinese “tree of life” originally was a peach tree, as peaches symbolize unity and immortality.  Peach blossoms are still traditionally used in Chinese wedding ceremonies for that reason.

Biting into a ripe peach is sometimes a messy experience, but is definitely well worth the sticky chin. Peaches are often thought of as a southern treat, but they actually grow quite well here in New England. Tree-ripened peaches have a far superior flavor and texture to peaches that have been picked early to ripen on a shelf.

In addition to eating them as a snack, I like to add fresh peaches to summer salsas and salads. For a simple dessert try cutting them in half, brushing them with oil, grilling them and eating them with a scoop of ginger ice cream or try these easy peaches and cream popsicles.

Try this Recipe: Peaches and Cream Pops