Peaches : value-added food products
Smith, Stephanie A.
Medina-Meza, Ilce G.
Ganjyal, Girish M.
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Peaches are a very nutritious fruit, grown in the state of Washington, and typically harvested between the months of June through September. Peaches are consumed as fresh fruit, as puree, mousse and smoothies, as topping for yogurt, ice cream, cereals, pancakes, or waffles, and as a filling for pies, tarts, cobblers, or strudels. Washington State produced 13,100 tons of peaches in the year 2013, with a market value of $770 per ton. Peaches can make great value-added products that can open new markets, enhance the public’s appreciation for farms, and extend the marketing season for farm produce.