Nectarines in fact are peaches that have a latent gene that compels them to cultivate without the fuzz on the skin. Nectarines were first initiated in china more than 2,000 years ago. Its said that the Spanish brought nectarine to the United States. There are more than 150 different kinds of nectarines that come in two major types clingstone and freestone.( clingstone- the fruit holds to the pit, Freestone- the fruit separates from the pit easily.) The name/word Nectarine descended from the Greek god Nekter.
Health Benefits of Nectarines
- They are loaded with vitamins, plant nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals.
- Nectarines have a good supply of bioflavinoids and carotenoids which are good in fighting cancer and other illnesses.
- The fiber found in nectarines are beneficial for colon health and purifying the colon.
- Nectarines do not carry any fat and are low in calories.
- Nectarines also include a good supply of lutein, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.
- Also they have a effective supply of antioxidants that fight free radicals in the cells.
What Nectarines can help with?
- Blood pressure
Ways to use Nectarines
- Can be eaten raw
- Mixed fruits
- Its best if you buy nectarines organic because the skin is so thin it could take in a lot of the chemicals and pesticides which is not good for your health.
- You should not eat the pit of the nectarine as it contains amygdalin which transforms to cyanide. Cyanide is a strong poison and when it is consumed it can make you very ill or can kill you.
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