January 31, 2022

A Taste of Sunshine: California Cling Peaches

California is known for growing some of the world’s finest fruit so it is no surprise that the Golden State is responsible for growing juicy and sweet California Cling Peaches. Keep reading to discover more about this bright fruit, it’s long lasting flavor as well as the best way to serve this slice of sunshine.

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California Cling Peaches are always in season. How? These precious peaches are picked when they’re perfectly ripe, and then packed in cans, jars, and cups within 48 hours. Not only does this preserve peak freshness, it also means you can enjoy this fabulous fruit 365 days out of the year!

Canned fruits and vegetables have been available for hundreds of years, but they are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. California Cling Peaches can provide a burst of flavor to breakfast bowls or smoothies, add the right amount of sweetness to savory and spicy foods, and are a great ingredient swap! Peach Purée can act as a swap for egg, butter, oil, sugar or even maple syrup. You can find the swap amounts here

Did you know that California grows more peaches than the other 32 peach-growing states in the United States combined? 

California’s abundant sunshine, fertile soil, and unique microclimates are ideal for growing California Cling Peaches. Dozens of small family farms are responsible for producing these juicy and delicious fruits for over four generations. In fact, Cling Peaches from California are grown under the most stringent protocols in the world.   

“Canned California Cling Peaches deliver the same or better nutrition than fresh.” – California Cling Peaches Nutritional Professionals

This may come as a surprise to some, for there are many mistaken assumptions about canned fruits and vegetables. However, studies have shown that California Cling Peaches in cans, jars, and single serve cups are just as nutritious as fresh peaches. Moreover, California Cling Peaches (in extra light syrup or 100% juice) contain only 14g of sugar per serving. 

In addition to providing equivalent or better nutrition than fresh or frozen, canned California Cling Peaches do so for far less money per serving. Not to mention, their long shelf life!

Along with all of these benefits, California Cling Peaches are simply delicious. Start your day with a splash of sunshine by blending together California Cling Peach Smoothie Bowls. All you need is a can of California Cling Peaches, some Coconut Water and Greek Yogurt. Then add your favorite toppings to give you your morning boost. 

Looking for a fun and flavorful lunch idea? The California Cling Peach & Prosciutto “Pizza” is the answer! Made on small flatbreads (such as Naan), these pizzas nicely combine the flavors of salty prosciutto, peppery Arugula, sharp Parmesan, and naturally sweet California Cling Peach.

It should come as no surprise that California Cling Peaches are also a beloved baking ingredient. These vibrant peaches can be nicely paired with other fruits and nuts. For example, California Cling Peach & Raspberry Shortbread Squares combines the Cling Peach with crunchy pecan and tart raspberry. 

For those looking to truly highlight this sunny fruit, then the California Cling Peach Cream Pie is the way to go. This creamy pie is perfect for a weekend get-together or evening dessert, putting a taste of sunshine on the plate. Enjoy!