Composition, uses and benefits of nectarines
What are nectarines?
It has a shape similar to the peach, but with a non-velvety smooth skin.
The color of the skin varies from almost white with reddish tones to almost totally red.
If we peel the nectarine, its pulp is cream colored or slightly yellow and it has smooth texture.
In the center of the fruit you can see the seed, in the form of a very large round bone
What do nectarines contain? Composition of nectarines
Main components of nectarines
As an energy source, 100 grams of nectarine gives us 49 kilocalories.
Its proportion of nutrients is divided into:
Minerals of nectarine
Vitamins of nectarine
Benefits of nectarines
It has a high water content that prevents dehydration.
It gives us energy to have vitality during the day.
It is a poor source of fat and protein.
It has a high content of carbohydrates, specifically in sugars.
It has a low fiber content.
It helps us eliminate toxins from our body, because of its potassium content.
Calcium together with phosphorus, maintains the balance of the formation of strong bones.
It helps us to maintain a correct brain function, due to its content in phosphorus and B vitamins.
It protects the skin and helps to keep it healthy, due to its vitamin A content.
Protects us from toxins and aging, by its content in vitamin A, C and E and selenium and zinc minerals.
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22 April, 2019