Should Peaches Be Peeled?

Some fruits and vegetables have outer skins which should be removed before consumption, while the skins of other fruits and vegetables are just fine to eat.

What about peaches? Should peaches be peeled?

Well, it depends what you’re doing with them!

If you’re cooking with them, perhaps making cobbler, then yes, they should be peeled. However, whether or not you want to peel a peach that is to be eaten raw is completely a matter of personal preference. Most people do not peel peaches, they simply eat them with the skin on.

The best way to peel peaches is with a technique called blanching. This is where you cut an “X” into the bottom of the peach, submerge them in boiling water for 30-60 seconds, and then transfer them to ice water to cool off. Once this process has been performed, start at the “X” you cit and the skin should peel right off!

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