Mango vs. Peach
Summer is coming, and so is stone fruit season! What’s your go-to summer stone fruit? You can find two favorites right here at Pittman & Davis: tropical mangos and fresh Georgia Peaches. How are these fruits similar? And how are they different?
Tropical Mangoes & Georgia Peaches: The Similarities
Peaches and mangoes have a lot in common:
- Mangos and peaches are both stone fruits, or drupes. This means they have a “stone” or “pit” in their centers. Stone fruits have a fleshy exterior known as the mesocarp (covered with a skin, or exocarp) that encases a stone or pit (the shell of which is a hardened endocarp with a seed inside).
- Mangoes and peaches both originally came from Asia. Tropical Mangoes are native to India, while peaches are native to China. Nowadays both are cultivated in the southern United States as well as other areas.
- Mangoes and peaches are both summer fruits in the US. Florida Mangoes are in season from May to September. Most peach varieties are in season from June through August, depending on the variety (though if you want to order peaches earlier, our Sweet Petit Peaches are available starting in March).
- Mangos and peaches can be used in a variety of ways. Both fruits can be eaten fresh out of hand, added into salads or desserts, grilled, baked, and made into compotes or preserves.
- Mangoes and peaches both have many health benefits. Both Sweet Peaches and mango fruit are both low-calorie foods and high in vitamins and nutrients, especially vitamins C and A, fiber, and folate. They do differ in other nutrients they offer, and each fruit has its own advantages.
Tropical Mangoes & Georgia Peaches: The Differences
Peaches and mangoes are different in several ways:
- Mangoes can be harder to get than peaches. You can only get Georgia peaches online in June and July, but thanks to the different peach varieties, you can enjoy peaches all summer long. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on your local grocery store’s availability: you can buy peaches and order mangos online from Pittman & Davis while they’re in season!
- Mangos and peaches have different health benefits. Mangoes are richer in copper, vitamin C, A, and folate. Peaches are richer in water and potassium, are lower in calories and carbohydrates, and are lower on the glycemic index.
- Peaches are less expensive than mangoes. In the US, mangoes are grown primarily in Florida, and so less available than peaches, which can be grown in other southern states. Mangoes are also considered a luxury fruit and are less common in stores than peaches.
One More Similarity: Mangoes & Peaches Make Great Gifts!
Your loved ones are sure to be delighted by a mangoes or peaches gift (or better still, both at once)! Both fruits from Pittman & Davis are always welcome because they are always perfect when they arrive, fragrant, flavorful, and perfectly ripe. If you’ve been disappointed by store-bought fruit in the past, we guarantee you’ll be delighted when you buy mangoes and peaches online from us.
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