Warm weather is here, so check your favorite natural and organic food store for the season’s delicious bounty of fresh summer stone fruit.
 
Peaches, plums and nectarines are good sources of vitamin C, which is essential for healthy teeth and gums, aids in the absorption of iron and helps maintain connective-tissue health. They also provide healthy doses of potassium and fiber.
 
Here’s the breakdown for these important nutrients, based on a 2,000-calorie diet:

  • One medium peach or nectarine meets 15% of your daily vitamin C, 8% of your fiber and 7% of your potassium requirements.
  • Two medium plums meet 10% of your daily vitamin C, 8% of your fiber and 7% of your potassium requirements.

Naturally sweet and juicy, peaches, plums and nectarines are a perfect summertime food—from smart snacking to healthful recipes.

Photo courtesy of the California Tree Fruit Agreement