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20 Curious Facts About Peaches

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Peach is one of the favorite foods for plant lovers. How much do you know about this fruit? If not, read on.

  1. Peach is good for digestion and has a diuretic effect. It is good for cleansing the kidneys and bladder.
  2. This wonderful fruit has a natural soothing effect. It has a beneficial effect on the stomach for acid indigestion.
  3. Peach gives you a feeling of fullness, so it is good to use it as a snack between meals. Even though it is sweet, it has very few calories – 35-50 – and no fat at all, so those who are losing weight can eat it.
  4. Peaches are rich in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium, so it is good not only for the digestive system but also for muscles, bones, and heart.
  5. Peach has excellent moisturizing properties, therefore it is useful for skin renewal. It is often used in cosmetics.
  6. Eating peach has a positive effect on the condition of the scalp and prevents hair loss.
  7. Peaches help relieve bad moods and anxiety. In Hungary, therefore, they are called “fruits of tranquility”.
  8. Peach is very aromatic and can be used as an aphrodisiac.
  9. Peach contains selenium, which is good for cancer prevention.
  10. During the Roman Empire, people thought that this fruit came from Persia, as it sounded similar in Latin – “Prunus persica”. At first, it was called the Persian apple.
  11. In fact, the fruit is originally from China, and it got to other countries through Persia.
  12. In China, the peach is a symbol of good luck, protection, and longevity.
  13. Peach is a member of the Rosaceae family and is a close relative of the almond.
  14. August has been National Peach Month since 1982 in the United States.
  15. The peach tree is often called the tree of life.
  16. Peaches came to America during the second or third voyage of Columbus to this continent.
  17. The first peach orchard in the United States appeared in Florida in 1565.
  18. The state of Georgia in the United States is called the peach state by the local population because there are many peach orchards, although the state of California is the absolute leader in the country in growing these wonderful fruits.
  19. China is the world’s main producer of peaches, followed by Italy.
  20. The kernel of peach pits contains hydrocyanic acid, which is a poisonous substance if it enters the body in large quantities. Adults are allowed to eat 1-2 kernels of peach pits. One core weighs about 10 g, and 100 g is already life-threatening. True, most people never eat peach kernels because they do not find them tasty.

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