Why Are Peaches Fuzzy?

Peaches have tiny little hairs all over them, which give them a fuzzy appearance. But have you ever wondered why the hairs are there?

Without the fuzz, fresh peaches will not last long.  They may only remain edible for less than a week.

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Fuzz-free peaches are nectarines. In other words, nectarines are a type of peach. But unlike regular peaches, they are not fuzzy.

A relatively easy way to get fur off peaches is to wash them. Sometimes just washing them does the trick.

Although eating the fuzzy skin on peaches is usually harmless, some people are allergic to peach fuzz.  If you are allergic to it too, you should avoid eating it.

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