EN on Foods

August 2013 Issue

A Peach of a Treat

A member of the rose family, the peach (Prunus persica), along with cherries, plums, and apricots, are known as stone fruits for their single large seed, or pit, within a juicy flesh. Peaches come in two main varieties—clingstone, where the flesh sticks to the pit, and freestone, where it separates easily. In beautiful shades of reds, pinks, yellows and whites, and with either yellow or white flesh, peaches appear similar to their close relative, nectarines. But their characteristic peach fuzz makes them unique.

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