National Eat a Peach Day is a wonderful and healthy peach eating holiday celebrated on August 22nd. Peaches not only have a wonderful taste and delicate aroma – they are a source of many vitamins, microelements and organic acids. They increase hemoglobin and strengthen the immune system, are beneficial for the health of the nervous system and eyes. Peaches will help those who lose weight not to be left without dessert – they are low in calories, 89% water, but this is a nutritious fruit, you quickly feel full.
It is not known when and by whom the exact date of National Eat a Peach Day was determined. Perhaps it is associated with the peach harvest in the United States at the end of August-beginning of September.
Learn more about peaches:
- The largest producer of peaches in the world is their homeland, China. Spain, Italy and the USA are next in the ranking.
- The peach came to America in the 16th century on the ships of Spanish sailors, and in the 19th century it was already grown in both Americas – North and South. There is evidence that the peach grew in Thomas Jefferson’s famous Monticello.
- In the US, most peaches are grown in California, South Carolina, but the undisputed champion is Georgia. They call it the peach state. The capital of Georgia, Atlanta, grew up on the site of the settlement of the Cherokee Indians – it was called in their language “Standing Peach Tree”. As in New York during the celebration of the New Year in Times Square, a giant crystal Big Apple descends, so in Atlanta, a peach weighing 400 kg arrives on the main city square! Also in Georgia, the “World’s Largest Peach Pie” is made annually: an 11-by-5-foot dessert.
How to celebrate
Celebrating National Eat a Peach Day is pure pleasure: eat different varieties of peaches, prepare a variety of desserts with peaches: pastries, jams, fruit salads, drinks. Add peach chunks to ice cream or make a peach milkshake for the whole family or group of friends. Celebrate this delicious holiday on social networks using the hashtag #NationalEatAPeachDay, tell us about the holiday, show a photo or video with your peach culinary masterpieces.
When is National Eat a Peach Day celebrated in 2022?
National Eat a Peach Day is observed on August 22 each year.