Fun Facts Of the Week: Peach

Fun facts of the week: Just Peachy

  • peaches were once known as Persian Apples
  • August is National Peach month in the U.S. since 1982
  • “you are a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to a friend you liked.
  • there are over 700 varieties of peaches1565 is the starting date of the first peach orchard in Florida
  • in China, the beach is a symbol of longevity and good luck
  • Nectarines are just peaches without the fuzz
  • Peaches are the first most popular fruit grown in the U.S.
  • Peaches are a good source of Vitamin A, B and C. A medium peach contains only 35-50 calories.
  • Peaches are grown commercially in 28 states.
  • Peach is a member of the rose family
  • Peach is good for digestion and is has a diuretic effect.
  • It has natural soothing effect: peach can help to calm a sour stomach
  • It is a good stress reliever, helps to reduce anxiety– it is often referred to as the ‘fruit of calmness’ in Hungary
  • Georgia is known as the Peach State even though California produces about 50% of all peaches in the U.S.

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