Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Fights free radicals
Improves eyesight
Improves hair, skin and nails
May reduce risk of cancer
Prevents sinusitis
Protects skin from UV rays
Provides energy

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 fruit; Calories: 59; Fat: .4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbs: 14g; Fiber: 2.3g; Sugars: 13g; Protein: 1.4g; Potassium: 8%DV; Vitamin A: 9%DV; Vitamin C: 16%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 2%DV

Did You Know?

  • Nectarines come from the same family as the rose and are also related to the almond.
  • Nectarines are a fuzzless variety of peach. They are not a cross between a peach and a plum.

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Baked
  • Sauteed
  • In a pie or tart
  • On a salad
  • In oatmeal or yogurt

Farming Trivia:

  • California grows over 95% of the nectarines produced in the United States.
  • Occasionally when peach trees are crossed or even self pollinated they will produce some fruit whose seeds will grow into nectarine trees and others which will be peach trees.
  • Nectarines can be planted and grow best during the spring/summer seasons

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.