Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ancient Health Food

Peaches are not just a delicious fruit - in Chinese culture, they are considered a symbol of long life that stretches back to ancient times. New archaeological evidence from the Yangtze River valley, near Shanghai, has revealed that peaches were one of the earliest fruits to be domesticated by humans. Analysis
of peach pits in the region indicates that peach trees were grown and bred at least 7,500 years ago. Thanks to these centuries of careful selection, the peach changed from a small fruit with little flesh to the plump, healthy treat we know today.

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