Nectarines, cousin to the peach, were possibly named after nektar-meaning “drink of the gods”.
More than 150 nectarine varieties exist, each one varying slightly in size, shape, taste, texture, and color.
HEALING TIP: Because nectarines are on the Dirty Dozen, be sure to always pick organic.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=750
Selecting and Storing Nectarines
Choose fragrant, brightly colored nectarines that give slightly to gentle pressure. Ripe fruit should be refrigerated and used within a week.