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A vintage postcard from the Peach Tree State. Georgia isn't the biggest producer of the pink-orange fruit. So why are its peaches so iconic? The answer has a lot to do with slavery — its end and a need for the South to rebrand itself. Found Image Holdings Inc/Getty Images hide caption

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A species of peach related to the 7,500-year-old pits found in China recently (left), and today's more modern versions (right). Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida hide caption

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Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida

Canned peaches can pack as many, or in some cases, more nutrients than fresh ones, research suggests. But be sure to skip the added syrup. Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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