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What are peaches?

About the ingredient peaches. Including 361 recipes with peaches, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.



Peaches should be stored at room temperature and refrigeration should be avoided as this can lessen the taste of the peach. Peaches do not ripen after being picked from the tree, so storing for ripening is not necessary.

A medium peach (75 g), has 30 Cal, 7 g of carbohydrate (6 g sugars and 1 g fibre), 1 g of protein, 140 mg of potassium, and 8% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin C.


As with many other members of the rose family, peach seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides, including amygdalin (note the subgenus designation: Amygdalus). These substances are capable of decomposing into a sugar molecule and hydrogen cyanide gas. While peach seeds are not the most toxic within the rose family, that dubious honour going to the bitter almond, large doses of these chemicals from any source are hazardous to human health.

peaches chopped

Peaches are known in China, Japan, Korea, Laos, and Vietnam not only as a popular fruit but for the many folk tales and traditions associated with it.

halved peaches    





Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 NLEA serving (147g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 57Calories from Fat 3
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.4g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 12.3
Protein 1.3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Peaches are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Peaches are a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do peaches weigh?

Measure Grams
1 cup slices 154
1 small (2-1/2" dia) 130
1 medium (2-2/3" dia) 150
1 large (2-3/4" dia) 175
1 extra large (3" dia) 224
1 NLEA serving 147

In Chinese:桃子
British (UK) term: Peaches
en français:pêches
en español:duraznos

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