Peaches are a refreshing sweet fruit, and are available in the hot summer months. Peaches are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, but are full of minerals like calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. Peaches are also a good source of dietary fibre.

Like most stone fruits, peaches can be expensive in the winter months.  If you are a peach fan it’s a good idea to buy them when they’re in abundance in summer and make peach preserves to enjoy them throughout the year.

Recipe preserving peaches

Ingredients

  • Peaches, as many as you like

Method

  1. Peel and slice peaches into quarters, removing pits.
  2. Place sliced peaches into an airtight jar (as many that will fit).
  3. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to the jar.
  4. Combine 1/3 cup honey to 7 cups water.
  5. Fill jars with honey water combo, leaving 1.5cm from the top for air.
  6. Shake jars gently to release any pockets of air, screwing lids on, but not too tightly.
  7. Place jars into boiling water and leave for 20 mins
  8. Leave jars to cool and tighten lids

Fun fact

One peach can provide more than 25% of your daily vitamin C requirements.

Last Reviewed: 28/02/2021

Your Doctor. Dr Michael Jones, Medical Editor.

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