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peach,

n Prunus persica; parts used: bark, kernel oil, leaves, seeds; uses: bark and leaves anthelmintic, astringent, antifungal, diuretic, insomnia, cough, constipation, minor skin conditions, peach pits (under the product name, Laetrile) are the source for the controversial and dangerous cancer treatment; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; pits can cause cyanide poisoning. Also called
amygdalin, Laetrile, or
vitamin B-17.

peach

the fruiting tree of the genus Prunus and the family Rosaceae. The leaves and pips of this and other members of the family contain cyanogenetic glycosides and are potentially poisonous. Engorgement on the fruit may cause lactic acidosis and in occasional cases an entire fruit lodges in the esophagus and obstructs it. Called also Prunus persica.
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Some slave owners used the peach harvest as a kind of festival for their chattel, and runaways provisioned their secret journeys in untended orchards.
Peach is a small size reddish colour sweet fruit native to northwest of China where it was first cultivated around in 2000 BC, it grows in temperate and dry climates a report said that world is producing 22 million tonnes of Peach every year.
The growers themselves have just recently taken a giant step forward to ensure such growth," notes Hill, referring to a referendum passed in April 2014 to establish a Peach Assessment -- money that growers will pay into a fund to help promote the industry through the North Carolina Peach Society.
Peach should never be grown near an almond tree because these are known as brothers to each other and there can easily be the cross breed resulting in the bitter nuts.
Place peach slices in a foil packet or grill-safe pan.
Shinichi Inoue, chief executive officer of Peach Aviation, presented the one millionth passenger, Kayo Hamada, with a memento and a flight voucher worth 100,000 yen during a ceremony at Kansai airport in Osaka Prefecture.
An exceptional peach should be firm but supple when gently squeezed, and the scent should be lush and sweet.
Next is a Classic Peach Melba recipe for which you need six large peaches, one litre water, 500g caster sugar, one vanilla pod, juice ' lemon, one punnet of raspberries.
Grilled chicken and peach kebab salad DRESSING 2 tsp.
But, according to the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, there are nearly 200 peach orchards in the state.
Place the peaches in an ovenproof dish, drizzle a little condensed milk over each peach.