Peaches are a type of fruit known as a drupe, or a stone fruit. This means that they have a fleshy outer layer which covers a hard inner core (the stone!). While we all know that the outer flesh of a peach is delicious, what about that inner core?
Are peach pits edible?
Peach pits are actually poisonous to humans, and should never be consumed under any circumstances. It’s hard to believe, but peach pits, along with cherry pits, apricot pits, and apple seeds, actually contain trace amounts of cyanide.
Cyanide! How’s that for not being edible?