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Nectarine Health Benefits

The bright orange-red colour of nectarines is due to its high beta-carotene content. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from damage from free radicals.

Beta-carotene is also converted by the body into vitamin A, although the body will not convert more beta-carotene into vitamin A than is necessary.

 

Nectarines are similar to plums or peaches, but they are orange or orange-red in colour when ripe and have a smooth firm skin.

 

This fruit is appreciated worldwide for its juicy, fragrant aroma, and unique taste. Internally, its pulp is juicy and depending upon the variety, creamy, yellow or whitish in colour with centrally placed single, seed inside the shell.

 

The fruit is a healthy source of some of B-complex vitamins and minerals. It is good in niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine, and pyridoxine.

 

In addition, it contains an appropriate amount of minerals and electrolytes such as potassium, iron, zinc, copper and phosphorus. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.

 

Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Nectarines are also a great source of antioxidants which can help protect the skin from damaging UV rays by counteracting free radical activity.

 

Nectarines are a good source of potassium and fiber, both of which are nutrients which keep our heart healthy. Nectarines help to promote healthy cholesterol level and good gut health due to their rich fiber content.

 

Nectarines are a low calorie fruit which makes it a perfect food for people who want to lose weight.

 

It contains just 44 calories per 100 grams and contains no saturated fats. Fiber in nectarine helps to manage hunger and aids in weight control.

 

The vitamin C in fruits and vegetables, including nectarines, is considered an important antioxidant that helps promote good health and may also have the power to protect your body from certain illnesses and diseases.

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