Peaches originate from China where they’re found in writings as far back as the 10th century BC. Alexander the Great brought them to Greece. The Spaniards introduced them to the Americas. Native American Indians are credited with spreading the peach tree across the U.S. by taking along seeds to plant during their travels. Georgia is known as the “Peach State” because of its peach production.
- beta-carotene turns to vitamin A in the body
- high in iron, necessary to regulate body temperature and create antibodies
- packed with phytochemicals beneficial in preventing heart disease, macular degeneration, and cancer