Peaches — or
Prunus persica — are small fruit with a fuzzy peel and a sweet white or yellow flesh. They’re thought to have originated in China more than 8,000 years ago.
Peaches are related to plums, apricots, cherries, and almonds. They’re considered drupes or stone
fruit because their flesh surrounds a shell that houses an edible seed.
They can be eaten on their own or added to a variety of dishes. What’s more, peaches are
nutritious and may offer an array of health benefits, including improved digestion, smoother skin, and allergy relief.