Peaches are a fruit believed to have originated in China more than 8,000 years ago. They're from the same family with almonds, cherries, apricots and plums. Peaches are known for having a fleshy part that surrounds a shell containing edible seeds. White peaches are usually sweeter, and yellow peaches are more acidic in taste. One of the good things about peaches is that they can be eaten raw, baked and even grilled. And even better, they have many health benefits.