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Following is our collection of incredible Peaches fact check articles and charts explaining insights about Peaches. Sometimes weird, funny, and true Peaches facts.

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  1. The "nut" in "Honey Nut Cheerios" used to be ground almonds in the recipe, but is now made from natural almond flavouring which is typically manufactured not from almonds, but from peach pits.

  2. Roald Dahl, author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach", was also British spy known for gaining intelligence through sex.

  3. In Qauker Instant Oatmeal with fruit pieces, the strawberries and peaches are actually dehydrated apples, and the blueberries are dehydrated figs.

  4. Peaches and nectarines are the same fruit. Nectarines simply have a recessive allele for smooth skin.

  5. Crayolas "Peach" color was named "Flesh" until 1962. It was considered racist to imply that flesh is or should be that color.

  6. The first meal eaten on the moon was bacon, peaches, and grapefruit juice

  7. A university professor has created a hybridized tree type yielding 40 different kinds of fruit, including "peaches, plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and more", all using low-tech grafting techniques

  8. Roald Dahl, author of "James and the Giant Peach" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", wrote the screenplay for the James Bond movie, "You Only Live Twice".

  9. Due to selective breeding watermelons, bananas, eggplants, carrots, corn and peach of centuries ago are virtually unrecognisable.

  10. The tomato is a berry. Its English name derives from the Aztec word for "fat or swelling fruit," and its Latin name literally means "wolf peach."

What are some fun facts about peaches?

China produces 58% of the world's peaches, amounting to 25 million tonnes of the fruit

Jen Taylor (the voice of Cortana in Windows 10, etc) is also the voice of Princess Peach in many Nintendo titles

Apples, peaches,and raspberries are all members of the rose family.

It has been proven Calcium is not as good for your bones as Vitamin K. Contrary to popular belief, milk is not the best thing for your bones; aovocado, peaches and bananas are much better.

Apollo 11's crew ate history’s first meal on the Moon slightly ahead of schedule. The meal consisted of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink, and coffee.

In the United States, the USDA stipulates that canned "fruit cocktail" must contain a certain percentage distribution of pears, grapes, cherries, peaches, and pineapples to be marketed as fruit cocktail.

Roald Dahl, the writer of children's books James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox and The BFG also wrote 19 "soft core porn" novels, and was an intelligence officer in the same office as James Bond writer Ian Fleming.

The original breast cancer ribbon was peach, created by Charlotte Haley. Self magazine wanted Hayley's ribbon for an awareness campaign. She said, "No, you're going to commercialize it. That's making money off of somebody else's pain and suffering." They changed the color to pink instead.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' was NOT directed by Tim Burton. It was directed by Henry Selick, the guy that made 'James and the Giant Peach' and 'Coraline'

Latex-fruit symdrome, 30%-50% of people with latex allergies have to avoid fruits such as avocado, banana, kiwi, peach, tomato and potato as they contain proteins similar to latex

In ancient China, homosexuality was referred to as ‘the cut sleeve’ and ‘pleasures of the bitten peach’. - fact check

The city of Gaffney, South Carolina once produced more peaches then the entire state of Georgia. To highlight this, the city constructed their water tower in the shape of a peach, now known as the Peachoid.

Fruit of peach is botanically known as drupe (stone fruit). It consists of white or yellow flesh that is covered with yellowish-red velvety skin. Varieties of peach with white flesh are sweeter compared to the peaches that have yellow flesh.

In an alternative world within the 1986 anime Princess Peach had a love interest other than Mario - his name was Prince Haru. The anime was called Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen.

When the original Princess Peach was being redesigned the goal was to make her look stubborn, yet still cute. The designer was directed to create catlike eyes.

Donkey Kong, Mario, and Princess Peach are based on characters from the cartoon series Popeye. Nintendo created them after they failed to obtain a license to make a Popeye video game.

Peach symbolizes immortality and unity in Chinese culture. Brides use flowers of peach to decorate their hairs during wedding ceremony in China.

When Princess Peach was first introduced she had a white dress, reddish-brown hair, and in a guide released in Japan she didn"t even have hair - she has a mushroom cap.

In the United States, princess Peach was known as Princess Toadstool when her character was first introduced.

Some people believed that Pauline was simply an early version of Princess Peach but this is not the case.

It would have taken 2.5 million seagulls to lift James's giant peach into the air, not the 501 that Roald Dahl suggested - fact check

Seed is large, oval in shape and protected with woody husk. Even though seed can be consumed, large doses are not recommended because it contains hydrocyanic acid which is poisonous.

Peaches are rich source of vitamin C, A and E. They also contain high amount of potassium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. Peach of an average size contains only 37 calories.

There is a Super Mario Chess Game, and instead of Princess Peach or Daisy, Luigi is the Queen.

All varieties of peaches can be divided in two groups: clingstone and freestone peaches. In a clingstone type, flesh is tightly attached to the stone. This type of peach is mainly used for canning. Flesh of freestone types can be easily removed from the stone. This type of peach is mainly sold as fresh fruit.