I have been obsessed with stone fruits lately. The fruits that are part of the stone fruit family are peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries. They commonly are referred to as “stone fruits” because the seed is very large and hard.
Stone fruits have many benefits. They contain Vitamin C which helps the body form collagen—the main protein in connective tissue—in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. It also helps to increase iron absorption. They have lots of potassium, which is key for proper nerve and muscle function. They help to strenghten your bones due to the vitamin K they contain. All stone fruits contain lots of fiber in their skin to help keep you regular and fight bloat.
I really enjoy the sweetness of the fruit and often cut them up and have them for breakfast or a snack. I also use them as toppings on yogurt, cottage cheese, cereal, and on pancakes. They are also a good on-the-go snack as they just need to be rinsed and are ready to eat.
The colors of these fruits are so beautiful and are sure to brighten your day!