Almonds come from an almond tree, not a peach tree. An almond tree resembles other fruit trees, but the fruit of the almond tree is hard and bitter. It is stripped away to reveal the edible seed.
The almond tree belongs to the genus Prunus and is native to parts of Asia and Africa. The tree bears a fruit called a drupe that consists of a hard outer shell and an inner seed. The shell is stripped away, and the seed becomes the edible almond. Almonds are very versatile, and can be used in a variety of ways for human consumption. The almond contains significant nutritional value.