Peaches (Prunus persica) are round orange-red or "peach" colored fruits with a thin fuzzy skin, bright yellow flesh, and a hard inner seed.

Health Benefits of Peaches

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How to choose Peaches

Peaches are ready to eat when they are soft, almost mushy, and they ripen fast. If it is going to be a few days before you eat your peaches you can buy them when they are hard to the touch and wait for them to ripen (soften).

Climate and origin

Peaches are believed to have originated in China, and grow well in temperate climates which are not too cold.


Peaches have a sweet to tart taste and a very soft texture. They can be eaten with or without the skin.

Substitutes with more vitamins

Plums, Apricots

Miscellaneous information

In the Chinese tradition peaches are thought to confer long life and are often associated with immortality in Taoist stories.

Similar tasting produce

Apples, Apricots

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Peaches + Complete Nutrition Facts

Carbohydrates | Vitamin A | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber |

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Nutrition Facts
Peaches yellow raw            
Serving Size 100g
Calories 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.25g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.019g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 0mg~%
Total Carbohydrate 9.5g3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5g6%
    Sugar 8.4g~
Protein 0.9g~
Vitamin A7%Vitamin C11%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 326IU7%
    Retinol equivalents 16μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 162μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 67μg~
Vitamin C 6.6mg11%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.73mg4%
Vitamin K 2.6μg3%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.024mg2%
Riboflavin 0.031mg2%
Niacin 0.806mg4%
Pantothenic acid 0.153mg2%
Vitamin B6 0.025mg1%
Folate 4μg1%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 4μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 4μg~
Choline 6.1mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 91μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.25mg1%
Magnesium 9mg2%
Phosphorus 20mg2%
Sodium 0mg~%
Potassium 190mg5%
Zinc 0.17mg1%
Copper 0.068mg3%
Manganese 0.061mg3%
Selenium 0.1μg0%
Water 88.87g~
Ash 0.43g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.02
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio42
Total Omega 3s2000mg
18D3 Linolenic2000mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s84000mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 13000mg1857%
Isoleucine 17000mg1214%
Leucine 27000mg989%
Lysine 30000mg1429%
Methionine 10000mg1374%
Phenylalanine 19000mg2171%
Threonine 16000mg1524%
Tryptophan 10000mg3571%
Valine 22000mg1209%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 88.9%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.09

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