As you can see there are white "dots" where the seed used to be.
- Is it OK to eat them?
- What are they, anyway? (I was worried they're some parasite or disease of the fruit)
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Been eating peaches with these things for as long as I can remember. I seem perfectly fine and nothing ever happened to ... OMG ALIENS!! AHHH!!!
Anyways, more seriously, they're absolutely harmless and are just extra tissue called
callus tissue, as sourced from these:
I'm having a look on here, already being a member on the Garden and Landscaping section. My horticultural knowledge tells me those white bits aren't anything to worry about, they're just callus tissue (bits of undifferentiated cells) which are not uncommon in the flesh around peach pits. I'll admit the picture isn't a sufficiently good close up to see entirely clearly, but unless you can see them writhing (!), it's just callus tissue and perfectly safe to eat.