Posted on Mar 11, 2022 78
Delicious, juicy, fluffy peaches are fervently loved in many countries. However, this fruit is quite fastidious, and it does not want to grow in too cold climates or too hot. However, not all peaches are to people’s liking. Some people, for some reason, dislike their lightly fluffy skin, even though the juiciest flesh is hiding underneath it.
Facts about peaches
- Peaches absorbs the most pesticides along with apples, and not all of them are destroyed even when cooked.
- Peaches are high in vitamins A, B and C, as well as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, so they are good not only for the digestive system but also for the muscles, bones and heart.
- Closely related in botanical terms to the peach are plums.
- Nature never created peaches as we know them. The modern peach tree results from countless crossbreeding of different species of wild peaches, plums, almonds, cherry plums and apricots.
- It is not known for certain where the wild relatives of peach trees come from, but scientists believe their homeland is the northern provinces of China.
- Peaches helps to get rid of bad moods and anxiety. In Hungary, they are even called the “fruit of tranquility”.
- The peach has very good moisturizing properties, so it is useful for skin health. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry.
- Georgia in the United States locally is called the peach state because there are many peach orchards there, although the absolute leader of the country in growing this fruit is California.
- Besides the round varieties of this fruit, there are also flat varieties.
- In China, the peach is a symbol of good luck, protection and longevity.
- Today, the peach ranks 3rd in Europe in planted area after apples and pears.
- China grows the most peaches in the world. In second place in terms of production is Italy.
- The first peach orchard in North America appeared in 1565, in the state of Florida.
- The core of the peach pit contains hydrocyanic acid, which is a poisonous substance if it enters the body in large quantities.
- In ancient China, peaches were served to the emperor as early as 4,000 years ago.
- Some studies show that eating peaches regularly has a positive effect on the scalp and prevents hair loss.
- This fruit also has a natural calming effect. It has a beneficial effect on the stomach for acid indigestion.
- The first fruit eaten on the moon was the peach. This event occurred during the American lunar expedition.
- In the early days of a game like basketball, a peach basket served as the basket for the ball.
- One peach contains only about 40 kcal, but it relieves feelings of hunger for a long time, and also reduces cholesterol and speeds up the process of digestion of fatty foods.
- Peaches came to the New World with the expedition of Christopher Columbus.
- Since 1982, August has been National Peach Month in the United States.
- Dried peaches are called “sheptala,” with the stress on the last syllable.
- When cooked, peaches keep more nutrients than most other fruits, which is why they are so popular, including in canned form.
- The vitamin A containment helps you get an even and beautiful tan when in the sun.
- One peach contains more than half the daily allowance of vitamin C for the average adult.