Chinese scientists recently revealed the history of domestic peach.
The fuzzy fruit has been one of mankind’s favourite sweet treats for thousands of years. Today, the world produces 23 million tons of peaches and nectarines a year, with China accounting for over half of global production.
Peach and its close relatives – stony fruits such as almonds, apricots, cherries and plums – are key agricultural crops, providing vitamins and antioxidants in many diets. Eating two peaches a week even reduces the relative risk of breast cancer.