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The Instacart guide to stone fruit

If you've ever bitten into a sweet juicy peach, apricot, or cherry, you're eating one of many varieties of stone fruit. As the name of the fruit implies, stone fruits have one pit or seed in the center and are often called drupes, which is a thin-skinned, fleshy fruit with a seed in the middle. Some stone fruits are clingstone or freestone, have a smooth or fuzzy outer skin, some are sweet like peaches and nectarines, and others a bit more on the sour side like sour cherries.

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FAQs About Stone Fruit

All stone fruits, especially when eaten fresh, are high in fiber, low in calories, and contain vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, and other phytonutrients. All of these vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients help keep your immune system strong, contribute to your eye health, and help to enhance overall health.

Clingstone fruits have fruit attached to the seed and can't be pulled apart, while freestone fruit is easily detached from the center seed. You'll encounter this mostly in peaches, nectarines, and apricots. Clingstone fruits tend to have a sweeter flavor and are best for eating as is. Freestone fruits are usually larger and juicier and are ideal for grilling or preserving.

Depending on the type of stone fruit you buy, such as fresh peaches versus dried dates or almonds, your stone fruit can last anywhere from one day to several weeks. In general, once the fruit is ripe, you can store fruits such as plums, cherries, and peaches in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. You can also freeze stone fruit for later use in smoothies, pies, or exotic fruit salsas.

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