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Why stone fruits make refreshingly healthy summertime snacks
7/9/2015 8:39:55 AM
The summer season has finally arrived and you’re likely looking for deliciously healthy fruits to enjoy in smoothies, juices or on their own. But with the large variety of fruits in season, how do you know which ones to choose from?

Let us introduce you to the stone fruit—this type of fruit is soft and fleshy on the outside and contains a hard ‘stone-like’ seed on the inside. Generally, these fruits are in season during the warmer months and can’t grow as the temperatures drop. So if you want to take advantage of stone fruits, it’s best you enjoy them in the summer.

This season, enjoy delicious stone fruits like peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries!

Nutritional value of stone fruits

Plums health benefitsStone fruits, in particular peaches, apricots and nectarines, are high in vitamins A and C, fiber and potassium. A medium apricot, for example, contains approximately 3.5 mg of vitamin C and 674 IU (international units) of vitamin A. So you can get the recommended daily amount of vitamin A, and about 20% of your vitamin C needs with four to five apricots.

Generally these fruits are very low in fat, calories and sugar—making them beneficial in weight management. Because of their sweet flavor, you can fulfill your sweet “cravings” while still enjoying their nutritional benefits! Let’s examine the nutritional benefits of stone fruits a bit further:

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