Peaches, Donut, Yellow

Peaches, Donut, Yellow

Peaches, Donut, Yellow

Donut peaches get their name from their flattened shape and depressed center, which resembles a donut, and “donut” may also be spelled “doughnut”. Wikipedia refers to them as Saturn peaches. We purchased these sweet and flavorful yellow donut peaches at a local farm store, where their cost was less than half that of the supermarket, though we have never seen these yellow donut peaches in any supermarket. Ripe yellow donut peaches are very juicy, but contain less juice that regular round peaches, and are one of the best tasting peaches we have eaten. The flesh of these yellow donut peaches is a bright yellow. They also have a small free-stone pit, and are the least fuzziest of the peaches we have tried. Wisegeek says: “The origins of the donut peach can be found in Asia, where flat peaches have been cultivated for centuries. In the mid-1800s, several varieties were exported to the United States, and Chinese flat peaches, as they were called, became popular for a brief period of time. The fruits fell out of fashion, however, and the flat peach was considered an essentially lost heirloom variety until the 1990s, when it began to enter widespread cultivation again.” We could not find any information about the origin or these yellow donut peaches, not could we find any nutritional information specifically for yellow donut or flat peaches.  For general nutritional information see peaches. 

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About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.


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