Stone fruit is at its peak during the summer.
Look for fruit without any bruises, cuts, or soft spots.
Peaches bruise easily – hold in the palm of your hand to check ripeness instead of squeezing.
Give a sniff. Ripe fruit has a fragrant scent that makes you want to take a bit.
Ripen peaches by storing in a paper bag for 2 to 3 days at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
Keep cherries in the refrigerator.
All stone fruits offer good-for-you fiber and antioxidants.
Stone fruits are low in calories.
Peaches are a great source of vitamins A and C.
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