Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nectarine
Day 4

A Different Fruit A Day Personal Health Challenge


Oma did not know that the nectarine, is a smooth-skinned peach that is grown throughout the warmer temperate regions of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. 

A genetic variant of common peaches, the nectarine was most likely domesticated in China more than 4,000 years ago.  Nectarine and peach trees are virtually indistinguishable! 


The nectarine is a smooth-skinned peach that is grown throughout the warmer temperate regions of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

GOOD POINTS


  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • No sodium
  • High in dietary fiber • High in niacin
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C

BAD POINTS


  • Very high in sugar

A nectarine has approximately 62 calories – what a great snack.

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