During the summer, do you stock up on sunscreen and wear sunglasses, hats and cover-ups to protect your skin from the sun? Well, there is another sweet and easy thing you can do to battle the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays – simply enjoy some juicy peaches and nectarines.
Beyond Skin Deep - Look good and feel good with the unique balance of nutrients found in peaches and nectarines. Designed to keep skin healthy, peaches offer an abundance of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin and other antioxidants. These key nutrients work together to protect the skin against and rejuvenate it from the harmful damage of ultraviolet radiation.
Peachy Information – Choose from a variety of peaches, but before you take a bite, remember to allow peaches to ripen fully and rinse before eating, but don’t peel.
Ripening Right – The linen napkin or cotton tea towel method is one of the best for ripening peaches and nectarines because these fabrics breathe. Simply place the fruit stem side down on the napkin and then cover the peaches or nectarines with another napkin – making sure the fruit does not touch each other. The fruit should be kept out of the sun and in a cool place. Ripening may take a few days, or sometimes even a week – but it will be worth the wait. You will know when the fruit is ripe when it smells like a peach!