National Eat A Peach Day or Eat A Peach Day is celebrated on August 22 of every year. You are into yet another day to taste the healthy, delicious fruit. It is rich in vitamins and is perfect for the hot summer days. The texture of the flesh and aroma of the fruit will never let you move without eating a single slice. National Eat A Peach Day is the perfect moment for anyone to have peach in the fresh form or juice it. You can even bake the peach into a tasty dessert and serve it.
“Chocolate’s okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste. You know when a peach is absolutely perfect… it’s sublime. I’d like to capture that and then use it in a dessert.” – Kathy Mattea
History of National Eat A Peach Day
The origin, history, and the person who marked this day as National Eat A Peach Day is anonymous. But this date is chosen as peaches are harvested between the months of June and August. The history of peaches, however, has its origin. The peach is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwestern parts of China. The scientific name of the peach is “Prunus Persica” meaning ‘Persian Plum.’ Hence, the fruit is regarded as a close relative of the family of plum. It was first domesticated and cultivated in Tarim Basin and on the northern slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains. The Chinese writings that date back to 10th century BC mentioned about the peaches. Peaches are often served as a favoured fruit of kings and the emperors of that time. The history of the peach cultivations in China has been extensively examined that indicates many original manuscripts dating back to 1100 BC. People wrongly believed that the fruit has all the way came from Persia with its scientific name, but the scientific names depict the fact that it is travelled to Persia from China.
The peach tree has an edible juicy fruit named as peach or a nectarine with a seed inside. Both the peach and nectarines are found to be the same species. However, they are commercially considered as different fruits. The only difference is that peaches on their skin have the fuzz whereas nectarines are identified by the absence of the trichomes, fruit-skin. The health benefits in peach are listed in numbers as it has high nutritional values and is a low-calorie fruit with vitamins and minerals. Also, it is a good antioxidant content fruit with no saturated fats. The vitamin C of peach helps in maintaining the immune system of the body, whereas the vitamin A in the peach helps in the maintenance of healthy skin and let you stay away from lung cancer. There is a rich content of iron and potassium that helps in the formation red blood cells and controls blood pressure respectively. It also contains fluoride that helps you prevent dental cavities. By the 19th century cultivation of the peach begun in the Americas, and at present, it is found in infinite varieties ranges from white peaches to nectarines in all over the world.
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How to Celebrate National Eat A Peach Day
There are many different ways through which one could celebrate National Eat A Peach Day. One way is by buying the peach from the shop and eat it as such. Make it a sandwich and share it as a snack with your friends and family. The peach milkshake is also a perfect treat for anyone who wanted to celebrate the day. Make it as a part of fruit salads, jams, and cobblers. Serve a scoop some vanilla ice cream and with peach slices on its top. Surf the web to find out some creative ways in which the peach can be served. Either in any form, you can enjoy the tasty, delicious rich fruit. Post and share your National Eat A Peach Day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #NationalEatAPeachDay or #EatAPeachDay.