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Hello Readers!

I hope you are all keeping well.

Welcome to week 58 of Matt’s Wellbeing Weekly where I will be looking at


Commonly showcased side by side with peaches, nectarines are a similar, but yet different fruit. The best way to identify the difference between a nectarine and peach is by the lack of fuzz on the nectarine. Nectarines are smaller and smooth skinned golden yellow with large blushes of red. Their yellow flesh has a noticeable pink tinge, with a distinct aroma and a more pronounced flavor. There are more than 100 varieties of nectarine, in freestone and clingstone varieties. In freestone types the flesh separates from the ‘pit’ easily, while clingstone types cling to the ‘pit.’ Nectarines are more delicate than peaches and bruise very easily.

Health Benefits of Nectarines

Nectarines are low in calories and are naturally fat free.

Nectarines are also naturally cholesterol free and the vitamin C content helps to maintain a healthy immune system.

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

They are a good source of Vitamin A, beta carotene and potassium.

Catch up with me next week where I will be looking at FIGS!