Low calorie food #4: sweet peaches!

Hello, and welcome to Friday! I have had an especially stressful week, and I am glad it is almost over. It is my weekend to work, so I may not add any new content until Monday. I have been performing Reiki on myself, for stress relief, and it is fabulous. You may see affiliate links in this post.

At the end of last Summer we planted a peach tree. It was kind of already big in my opinion, but I had no idea if it would produce fruit, especially the first season after planting. To my surprise it did produce fruit and they are so sweet and juicy. They are small, but that is OK too. This peach tree really didn’t need much care at all. I will have to prune it at the end of the season, and I don’t think they produce fruit twice, so that should be soon. I still have a bunch on the tree that are not ripe enough yet. If the rest all come ripe at the same time, I can freeze them for use later in the year. There are only about 20 peaches in total left on the tree.

The image below is mine of the actual peaches I have picked so far. You can watch the video below to learn more about the Health benefits of peaches. You might be surprised. Some people don’t like the fuzzy skin, but honestly when they are very ripe you don’t even notice it. Peaches are a good source of Vitamin A. According to my Basket pricing app 1 pound of peaches in my area are 1.49-2.99. They are in season now, so it is the best time to enjoy them!

Nutrition according to my food tracker app for 1 small peach:

Calories: 51

Total Fat: 0.3 grams, so basically a fat free food

Saturated Fat: Zero

Cholesterol: Zero

Sodium: Zero

Total Carbs: 12 grams

Net Carbs: 10 grams

Protein: 1.2 grams

Vitamin: 14% of daily RDA

Vitamin C: 24% of daily RDA

Calcium: 1.3% RDA

Iron: 1.8% RDA

Phosphorus: 26 mg this is a low Phosphorus food item if you have CKD

Potassium: 247 mg this is pretty high for a small piece of fruit. If you have CKD be mindful of this.

I sprinkle cinnamon on top of mine to add a dessert type flavor.


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