Taste: White peaches have a cream or ivory coloured flesh, that's often stained a rosy pink near the center. The taste is subtle and lower in acid than yellow peaches. They are sweet and smooth, with a buttery, melting texture.
- Peaches are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants
- Peaches help in maintaining healthy skin owing to the presence of a good amount of vitamin C, which also provides a defense against harmful free radicals and infections
- Peaches are rich in beta-carotene, which plays an important role in maintaining healthy eyesight
When to Look for White Peaches: There are many varieties of white peaches, and each ripens at a different point in the season. In general, white peaches ripen at the same time as their yellow contemporaries in late summer.
Best Uses for White Peaches: Their texture is soft and melting, so avoid cooking with white peaches and just enjoy each juicy, fragrant bite.
How to Store White Peaches: Although white peaches are very pretty, they have very low acid and turn brown when exposed to the air. To use for decoration, make sure to dip them in a diluted lemon juice.