What are Nectarines?
Nectarines (Prunus persica var. nucipersica) are a sweet and delightful summer fruit. They are technically a peach (Prunus persica), but their skin is smooth and shiny rather than fuzzy. In fact, nectarine orchards are rapidly displacing peach plantations in parts of India as a result of the fruit’s expanding popularity. Nectarines are high in vitamins and minerals and are a good source of fibre. As a result, you might be wondering if these crisp, juicy fruits have any health benefits.
Where it is found?
Nectarines grow best in USDA hardiness zone five through and they thrive in climates with hot summer.
Fat: 0.5 grams
Carbs: 15 grams
Protein: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Sugar: 11.2 grams
Potassium: 6% of daily value (DV)
Niacin (vitaminB3): 10% of DV
Vitamin C: 8.5% of DV
Copper: 13.6 % of DV
What are its benefits?
- Prevent anemia
- High in disease-fighting antioxidants
- Lower risk of cancer
- May aid weight loss
- Improve skin health
How to grow it?
- Select a planting spot that receives full sun.
- Find a well-drained sand soil
- Plant the tree in ground
- Fill in the planting hole with water and soil.
- Construct a soil basin
- Apply a layer of organic mulch to the root zone.
- Prune side brunches and trim the top of the tree
- Use a free stake for support.
How to include it in your diet?
- Nectarines are a peach variety that can be firm and crunchy or soft and luscious when eaten.
- The fruit’s flavour characteristic allows it to be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
- Sliced on breakfast cereal, in salads in the summer, or baked with honey and cinnamon for a rich dessert.