Peaches are low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Niacin and Potassium, and a great source of Vitamin C.
The ancient Chinese considered the peach a symbol of long life and immortality. These "Persian apples" actually had their beginning in China, but were developed in Persia and went from there to Europe and then to America with the colonists.
Native Americans were fond of peaches and quickly spread their cultivation ahead of the white settlements.
The peach became Georgia's official state fruit in 1995.