Fun Peach Facts

Did you know…

  • The peach is a member of the rose family! Its cousins include apricots, cherries, almonds, and plums.
  • There are over 1,000 varieties of peaches.
  • Peaches contain 35-50 calories and 3 grams of fiber. Peaches contain many vitamins (A/B/C), magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium: so it is not only good for the digestive system, but for the well-being of muscles, the heart and bones, too.
  • Peaches are a good stress-reliever, and they help to reduce anxiety – it is often referred to as the ‘Fruit of Calmness’ in Hungary.
  • According to research peaches have a positive effect in preventing cancer (as it contains selenium).
  • Peaches are good for digestion and have a diuretic effect – you can eat these fruits to cleanse your kidneys and bladder.
  • They have a natural soothing effect: a peach can even help to calm a sour stomach.
  • Peaches originated in China and were introduced to the Western World through Persia. In China peaches are a symbol of good luck, protection, and longevity.
  • August is the National Peach Month in the USA since 1982.
  • Columbus brought several peach trees to America on his second and third voyages.
  • The peach tree is often considered to be the tree of life.

One thought on “Fun Peach Facts

  1. The peaches we bought at the Huntsville roadside this weekend were beautiful, some the size of softballs. Canning, freezing, eating.. trying to make them last!

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