- Beta-carotene – helps immune system; reduces the risk of developing cancer or heart diseases
- Vitamin A – maintains normal vision; improves the work of lungs and kidneys; prevents itching and dry eyes and eye ulcers
- Vitamin C – antioxidant; fights viruses; reduces risk of cancer and inflammation
- Dietary fiber – enhances digestion; lowers “bad” cholesterol levels; reduces colon cancer risk
Choose medium-sized nectarines with a firm and smooth skin. Pay attention to the color. The sweetest and best-flavored nectarines are orange-gold. Any traces of yellow or green mean that the nectarine is not ripe.
Ripe nectarines can be stored in a cool place up to three days and up to one week in the fridge. If you have unripe nectarines, put them in a brown paper and store at room temperature until they become fully ripe.