Nectarine tree is essentially a peach tree which morphed genetically over time. It is difficult to tell these two trees apart. The name was given to it because of its taste, since it is sweet like nectar. It mutated from peaches, getting rid of the fuzz on the skin and gave us the wonderful taste of the nectarine.
How to choose the best nectarines
The intensity of the color of a nectarine’ s skin is not a sign of its ripeness because it varies depending on the variety. The fruit should be soft to the touch and have a pleasant smell. The skin should not have any marks. They are almost always harvested before they are ripe to make them easier to transport.
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Why it’s good for you
Nectarines do not contain protein or fat, but some carbohydrates, fiber, and plenty of water. They are particularly rich in antioxidants, especially carotene. Nectarines with yellow flesh have more than those with white flesh. They also contain minerals, B vitamins and vitamin C.