Sunday, June 12, 2016

Focus On Nutrition - The Aromatic Nectarine

If you've ever walked by a ripening table full of nectarines, then you know how the aroma of the nectarine is ever so very inviting. 

Generally, the nectarine is so similar to the peach they are displayed side by side.  The one noticeable difference in the two is that the nectarine is smooth skinned without any fuzz.  The nectarine originated in China about 2000 years ago and after being cultivated in several lands the nectarine would be introduced to America by the Spanish. 

California grows 95 percent of the nectarines in America.  Nectarines become available during the summer months with July and August being peak periods. 

Nutritionally the nectarine has a good number of benefits such as being a good source of Vitamins A and C.  They are low in calories and contain zero sodium or cholesterol. Nectarines are also a good source of B-complex vitamins and minerals.  They are good in niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. Minerals found in the nectarine include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.

In this coming week's ad the nectarine is one of our featured produce items, so stop by and smell the wonderful aroma and stock up while the price is good.

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