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How to Wash Peaches

by
author image Anna Aronson
Anna Aronson began working as a journalist in 2000 and spent six years at suburban Chicago newspapers before pursuing freelance work. She enjoys writing about health care topics, in particular obstetrics, pediatrics and nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and is now studying for a Master of Science in medicine degree to become a physician's assistant.
How to Wash Peaches
Fresh peaches for sale at a market. Photo Credit prohor08/iStock/Getty Images

Juicy peaches make for a great snack simply eaten out of hand, or you can use the fruit in any number of dessert recipes, including pies and cobblers. Peaches provide a good source for vitamins A and C as well as fiber, the Clemson University Extension reports. You don't have to worry about overdoing your daily calorie allotment when you grab a peach either: a 2 1/2-inch fruit contains just 35 calories. Always wash peaches before eating or using them because pesticides, dirt and other residues likely still cover the skin.

Step 1

Remove any stems and leaves still present on the peaches.

Step 2

Brush away any visible dirt or residue by hand.

Step 3

Fill a bowl or partially fill your kitchen sink with water, adding a small amount of soap as it fills.

Step 4

Place the peaches in the bowl or sink, rubbing the surface of the fruit to remove dirt and residue.

Step 5

Rinse the peaches in cool running water.

Step 6

Dry the peaches gently with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels or lay them on a clean towel to air dry.

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