Peaches and Nectarines

Peaches are an orange colored, sweet, fuzzy fruit. They grow on trees, and have a pit in the center. Nectarines are the same species as peaches, but lack the fuzzy skin.

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Why are some store fruits so big?

The largest seed producer in the world is a corporation called Monsanto. They are known for heavily genetically engineering fruits and vegetables to grow larger and more consistent than naturally grown foods.

How do you make a peach pit ring?

First, you let a peach pit dry for 1-3 days. The longer you let it dry, the stronger it it. Second, you file the sides down on the side walk (watch your fingers!). Third, after you can see a through the pit, poke your finger through to poke insides out. Fourth, smooth out edges. Tah-dah! You now have a peach pit ring.

What are the Ingredients in Peach Snapple?

There are a couple of Peach Snapple's.

The ingredients in Snapple Peach Tea are: FILTERED WATER, SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, TEA, NATURAL FLAVORS.


What is the best way to ripen peaches?

take a cotton towel,lay it flat.then add peaches,stem side down. make sure fruit is not touching. cover with another to seal out the light. Make sure there cotton,or paper towels will work if you don't have a lot. works on nectarines too. Takes a few days to a week,depending on size

How do you keep cut peaches from browning?

Use Fruit Fresh or another similar product. Also try Lemon Juice or Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) powder.

Is it ok to can peaches with skins on should i leave skins on peaches when canning?

No, you do not want to leave the skins on the peaches. They will turn brown and look very unappetizing. Skins can be removed by pealing them off, usually they peal very easily.

Are nectarine pits poisonous?

Yes, they contain cyanogenic glycosides as do many of the other stone fruit pits.

What is the green fuzz growing on your peaches?

the green fuzz on the peaches is mold, mold forms when the fruit or other food starts to decompose it is best not to eat the food when it is decomposing otherwise you might get very ill

What are the dangers in using a pressure cooker?

There are three primary dangers in using a pressure cooker. One is the failure of the vessel during a cooking evolution. The earliest pressure cookers failed once in a while, and the results were terrible. You can imagine the metal vessel rupturing with the resulting release of a large quantity of extremely hot material and superheated water, not to mention the metal fragments. It's been a long time since things like that happened. The pots are engineered too well for that, and they are built with much more care (greater quality control).

The second possible danger is failure of the rubber seal during a cooking operation. This is unusual, but it can happen. The lid will remain on, but hot food and/or superheated water and steam will escape. If one is in close proximity, one can be burned. Then there's the mess to clean up. Keep the sealing gasket clean and dry. Inspect it regularly, and replace it if any cracks are visible.

The third of the primary dangers is associated with opening the vessel before the pressure inside has equalized. The owner's guide will tell the user how to avoid that. Follow those guidelines. Please. A good quality cooker that is used with the original seals and pressure regulating weight will be safe when the manufacturer's instructions are followed and some common sense is applied in support of cooking operations. Oh, and it's always a good idea to be very careful when lifting the weight to release the pressure prior to opening the cooker. Steam burns are one of the most common kitchen injuries. There will be a release of heat and steam when the lid is removed following proper depressurization, too. Watch out for that. Always make sure you lock the lid on to the pressure cooker securely. Sure, it sounds obvious enough but failure to do so could well lead to an explosion leaving you with second degree burns on your hands and face - I speak from experience! High pressure steam should be treated with caution and respect!

In general, pressure cookers work very well. By using steam to cook food, the food doesn't burn at the higher cooking temperatures that are attained, and by pressurizing the steam in the vessel, the cooking temperature can be raised considerably above the boilng point of water. The higher cooking temperatures provided by the pressurized steam will drive heat into the contents faster than it would penetrate at lower temperatures. It's a heat transfer concept. This results in a much shorter cooking time, and that's common knowledge. Oh, and did you know that the metal of the pressure vessel is stronger at cooking temperatures that at room temperature? Betcha didn't....

Bon appétit.

Which state grows the most peaches?

Even though Georgia is know as the "Peach State" Georgia does not grow the most Peaches. South Carolina grows double the amount Peaches than Georgia. By the 1950s, South Carolina had become the biggest peach-producing state. Now, although quantities have dropped, it ships 90,000 tons a year compared with Georgia's 40,000 tons, according to United States Department of Agriculture statistics.

What has a higher biotic potential a pumpkin or peach?

a peach has a higher biotic potential because it takes longer for a peach to grow because of the tree.

Is there nutrition in a peach seed nut?


No. It is poisonous. Do not eat.

I have eaten it once, and then was warned it was extremely poisonous.

I am obviously living, but I am sure there is no nutrition in the peach seed nut.

How do you convert pounds to cups?

1 pound= 2 cups

(improvement upon above answer)

This depends on what you're measuring. two cups of confectioner's sugar is not going to weigh a whole pound.
16 cups.
One pound is 2 cups.

Why do Georgia peaches have fuzz on the outside?

Peaches have fuzz on the outside because it protects them from being eaten by insects and other "peach thirsty" bugs.

Is it normal for girls to have peach fuzz?

Peach fuzz is totally normal. I wouldn't shave or wax it unless you have darker hair and it is very visible. It's best to pluck it out with tweezers or get laser surgery.