What better time to celebrate the tasty virtues of peaches? August is National Peach Month giving the fuzzy fruit some well-deserved attention.
Peaches are native to China, and they’ve been cultivated for more than a thousand years. To the Chinese, peaches bring good luck, wealth and protection. Chinese brides traditionally carry peach blossoms for good luck on their wedding day
There are over 700 varieties of peaches
China is the number one producer of peaches in the world. Italy is second, California is third. California produces about 50% of the peaches consumed in the US
Peaches are high in vitamins A, B and C
Peach pits contain hydrocyanic acid which is poisonous
Check our recipes for ways to incorporate peaches into your hydration routine