It is a peach-like fruit with a deposition of vitamin C like peach. It also contains quite fiber like peach fruit. Briefly referred to as hairless peach.
It is mainly grown in China and East Asia. Although these are the homeland of these places, there is widespread upbringing in the world. In our country, it is mostly grown in the Mediterranean region and Bursa.
What are the Benefits of Nectarine?
Although it is similar to peach in terms of nutritional values, nectarine has higher vitamin and mineral density than peach. For example; nectarine contains twice as much iron, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins A and C as peaches.
Nectarine, which contains a reasonable amount of magnesium, folic acid, iron and vitamin K, takes its strong effects from its rich nutritional values.
With vitamins A and C in nectar, it protects you against cancer of the tongue and oral cavity. In addition, chlorogenic acid in nectarine is highly effective against colon cancer.
Nectarine contains plenty of heart-friendly potassium and fiber. These nutrients are important to keep the heart young at all times. However, nectarine, which helps raise the benign cholesterol (HDL) level, is also good for the digestive tract thanks to its fibrous content.
How to use?
Since the nutritional value of nectarine fruit is very high, there are various ways of consumption. Nectarine can be consumed as fruit juice when used fresh. If you want to use by drying; It is consumed as jam, compote and marmalade. You can also brew fresh leaves and flowers in the form of tea and use them for calming purposes.
In terms of nutritional value;
Energy: 43 kcal
Carbohydrate: 8.6 g
Oil: 0.3 g
Protein: 0.2 g
Fiber: 2.1 g