Do almonds come from peaches?


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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.

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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.

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