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Summer is when I eat my weight in nectarines, and my toddler has definitely inherited the love-for-stone-fruit gene. She can handle a large nectarine in one sitting, so we make sure to stock up at the farmers market on weekends.

Nectarine is a type of peach fruit. It is a hairless peach and is sweeter than peaches and has a higher sugar or brix than peaches.

Nectarines, like peaches, probably originated in China over 2,000 years ago and were cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. They were grown in Great Britain in the late 16th or early 17th centuries, and were introduced to America by the Spanish.

Most cultivation in Iran is :

  •  Tehran province·
  •  Alborz Province·
  •  Hamedan Kurdistan·
  • And North Khorasan and ….

Nectarine Due to its high sugar content, it has a short shelf life, it has a shorter shelf life than fruits such as apples

Top buyers of IRANIAN NECTARINE fruits :

Russia, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Thailand, India and the neighboring countries of the Persian Gulf.

  • Iran ranks seventh in the production of Nectarine and peach fruit.

The difference between peach and nectarine :

  • The nectarine is actually a type of peach, except that it has a smooth skin compared to a peach’s velvety one. Basically, one tiny recessive gene keeps it from being a peach.
  • The nectarine has a more vivid colour (between a bright red and yellow colour) and it is usually smaller.
  • Peaches originated in China.
  • In California in the 1940s and ’50s, nectarines were bred to be heartier than earlier varieties and became more available to the general public.
  • A peach’s signature skin has a protective layer of fuzz and is often removed before making jams or baking into pies as it can get tough when cooked.
  • nectarines were bred to be heartier than earlier varieties and became more available to the general public, In California in the 1940s and ’50s .

How to identify good stone fruit like nectarine ؟

  • Both types of stone fruit (a classification that includes cherries and plums) are delicious raw, whether in a salad or simply eaten out of hand, standing over the sink.
  • Whichever you try, take a sniff when choosing: the tastiest fruit should have an intense sweet smell. Ripe fruit gives slightly with gentle pressure. Look for pink-blushed creamy white to red-blush yellow skin and avoid any with soft spots or an overtly greenish tinge near the stem.
What does nectarine do to our health?
  1. Help Prevent Cancer
  2. Have Anti-Diabetic Properties
  3. Aid Weight Loss
  4. Offer Antioxidant Defense
  5. Prevent Hypokalemia
  6. Regulate Blood Pressure Levels
  7. Improve Heart Health
  8. 8.Enhance Digestive Health
  9. Lower Cholesterol Levels
  10. Improve Immunity And Fight Infections
  11. Enhance Skin Health
  12. Enhance Cell Health
  13. Improve Eye Health
  14. Helps Prevent Anemia

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