Tuesday, July 26, 2011

accessible fruit: donut peaches

(re-posted from August 2009)

Accessible fruit! Who would have thought?

With Patti’s Multiple Sclerosis progression holding and eating some of her favorite foods has become too challenging. As her spouse caregiver, I am always on the look out for solutions and options that can enable her.

Stopping at a road side fruit stand I discovered Donut Peaches (aka Saturn Peaches, aka Angel Peaches, aka Chinese Pan Tao Peaches).

Patti loves peaches. However MS progression was making holding and eating a peach next to impossible. That is until we tried “accessible” donut peaches! They were a hit, easy to hold and easy to eat!

Don’t just take our word for it. Mother Earth News offers the top reasons to eat a Donut Peach:

  1. They taste better than other peaches. They're sweeter, with almond overtones.

  2. They are lower in acid than other peaches.

  3. The pit doesn't cling to the flesh, so it's easy to pop out with your thumb.

  4. The fruit's thin, red skin has little or no fuzz.

  5. Their small size lends itself to being eaten out of hand.
You just have to like a snack high in Vitamins A and C and only 37 calories per peach.

Thank God when nature lends you a hand.
... and unlike the summer of 2009, this summer they are readily available in the produce section of Giant Food grocery stores at least here in Pennsylvania.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer 
web site: caregivinglyyours.com  


  1. They sound delicious, Patrick!! I'll have to look for them here. Glad a solution was out there to help Patti enjoy a fruit she likes!


  2. Sometimes one just have to keep looking, Betty, or at least you can't stop looking.

    Caregivingly Yours, Patrick


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