䄏 Antioxidant defense: Nectarines have a wonderful antioxidant power with a good amount of polyphenols, vitamin C content and carotenoids such as betacarotene and cryptoxanthin.
䄏 Betacarotene is an antioxidant that turns into vitamin A in the body. If you do not consume enough betacarotene, you may become deficient in vitamin A, which can lead to abnormal bone development or reproductive disorder.
䄏 Relief from obesity problems
䄏 Prevention of hypokalemia: Nectarines contains potassium which is essential for proper nerve and cellular function
䄏 Stronger immune defense
Calorie Count: 60 Cal. per one Nectarine
Ways to enjoy
Brush halved and pitted nectarines with olive oil and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Grill for 5 minutes to create a striking side dish for barbecued chicken or salmon.
How to store
䄏 Nectarines ripen faster in a sealed brown paper bag, on the kitchen counter for a day or two. The fruit emits a harmless gas that turns them soft and sweet.
䄏 Place the ripe fruit in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator.