Peaches provide good sources of carotenes, potassium, flavonoids, and natural sugars. Peaches are good sources of lycopene and lutein. Lutein gives the red, orange, and yellow colors to fruits and vegetables. These phytochemicals are especially beneficial in the prevention of heart disease, macular degeneration, and cancer.
Since peaches are primarily made up of water, each fruit only contains about 60 calories (this number may vary depending on the size of the peach). The skin of a peach is the most nutritious part of the entire fruit as it contains the highest concentration of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.