What are stone fruits?
Stone fruits are technically known as drupes, and contain hard pits (or stones) that encase the kernel (or seed).
Stone fruits are:
- Low in calories. A light and refreshing fruit, peaches are only 60 calories a pop, and have a high water content.
- A good source of vitamin A & C. Stone fruits deliver vitamins A and C, which promote long-term health.
- Contain fibre. The skins contain heart-healthy fibre, which aids in digestion.
Did you know?
Nectarine and peach trees are the exact same plant. Due to a recessive gene, nectarines don’t have fuzzy skin.
How to peel stone fruit
If you prefer your peaches fuzz-free, the best technique for peeling one is to plunge it into boiling water for 10 to 20 seconds to loosen the skin, then slip it off.