Peaches are round fruits that range in size from 5 to 9 centimetres in diameter. They are distinguished by a downy fuzz covering their thin skins. The fruits mature from green to yellow and then orange with deep red blushing on the side facing the sun. The deep orange flesh is aromatic and juicy and may or may not cling to the hard, almond-shaped central stone. Peaches offer a sweet flavour, balancing sugar and acid for a well-rounded flavour.
Peaches are an excellent source of vitamin A, B-complex vitamins thiamine, riboflavin and niacin, potassium, iron and phosphorus. They are also a good source of fibre, calcium, vitamins C, E, and K and a small amount of protein and sodium