Fresh peaches may have whitish or yellowish flesh and they have a sweet aroma and taste. Peaches are normally used in a number of desserts. Peaches grow in different varieties all around the world and they come in different colors. Fresh raw peaches are widely available during summer; they are fleshy and have fuzzy skin. Technically, they are drupes because they carry a lot of features found in almonds, plums and nectarines, which are all members of the genus prunus persica. Because of the low calories in a peach, it is a favorite among dieters.