& CONSUMER INFO
Welcome! All it takes is a small taste
of a sweetly perfect peach to drive a person to absolute peach madness.
If youve been struck by such a condition, the Consumer Section is
the place to be. This area of our site gives you access to our recipe
tips on selecting and using California peaches, nutrition
and health information and a variety of other resources. The links on
the left will help you navigate through this section and other areas of
Thai Curried Chicken with California Cling
The complex flavors of the tender stir-fried chicken meld beautifully with
the fresh tastes and brilliant colors of the California peaches, snow peas,
and red peppers. Certainly hearty enough for the cooler weather, this dish
adds a touch of sweet summer flavor by using canned peaches and boasts vitamins
A and C, winter essentials. By including a variety of colors on your plate,
you can create nutritiously varied and great-tasting meals.
Summertime Fruit As Near as the Cupboard:
Even When Its Chilly Outside
When the chill of winter arrives and you bundle up to face the weather,
the sweet memories of juicy, sun-ripened fruit and favorite summertime recipes
might seem impossibly far away. But an answer can be as near as your cupboard.
In the convenience of your own pantry, canned California peaches boast versatility,
nutrients and flavor and are available year-round to add to recipes or to
simply be enjoyed chilled. Flaky Country Peach Turnovers, Peach Melba Cobbler,
or a California Peach Upside Down Cake are just a few of the comfort foods
perfectly suited for the season. Stock up to make your kitchen a little
warmer during the cold weather. Plus, theyre good for you, too!
A Clingy Relationship
Whats the difference between Clingstone and Freestone Peaches? Its
each varietys relationship with its pit (stone)basically, the
ease with which the edible peach flesh pulls away from the pit. The fruit
of Freestone Peaches separates easily from the pit while Cling Peaches tend
to be a bit more attached. Cling Peaches are also known for how well they
retain their flavor and consistency, making them the leading variety of
commercially canned peaches. Another noticeable difference is that Freestone
Peaches often have touches of red in the flesh around the pit.