17th October 2019

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Can you eat the almond inside a peach?

Almonds that could have come from a faraway place or an unusual variety of tree. You can keep them guessing forever. The pits of apricots, nectarines, peaches and plums all contain a kernel that tastes astonishingly like an almond. Not a sweet almond, but one with a rounded nutty flavor that ends bitter.

Likewise, people ask, are Peaches related to nuts?

An almond is actually in the plum family along with apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum and the prune plum, yet it is considered a tree nut by most allergists. It is definitely possible to be allergic to almond, yet be able to tolerate peaches or the other foods in the botanical family.

Are peaches and almonds in the same family?

Almonds are members of the rose family and are therefore also called 'The queen of the rose family'. Other family members of the almond are the peach and the apricot. Almonds were grown thousands of years ago without having an official name.

What fruit is similar to a peach?

Here's a primer on some of our favorite stone fruit, from peaches to nectarines to apricots, and plums, from peach-like fruit to plum-like fruit. Cling.
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