Nectarines

Seasonality:

  • Nectarines are in season May to September.

Health Benefits of Nectarines:

  • Nectarines are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium.
  • They are also abundant in antioxidants.

How to Select Nectarines:

  • Look for medium to large nectarines that are free of blemishes or bruises.
  • Avoid nectarines with green or wrinkled skin.

How to Store Nectarines:

  • Store unripe nectarines at room temperature until ripe. To speed up the ripening process, place nectarines in a paper bag and store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.
  • Store ripe nectarines in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

How to Prepare Nectarines:

  • Nectarines don’t need to be peeled.
  • To remove the seed, use a paring knife to cut the nectarine along the seam and around the seed. Twist to separate the halves.

Fun Facts About Nectarines:

  • Nectarines are sometimes called "shaved peaches" because their skin is smooth.

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