Nectarines, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Juicy, delicious nectarines are low in calories (100 g just provide 44 calories), and contain no saturated fats. They are indeed packed with numerous health promoting anti-oxidants, plant nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
  2. The total measured anti-oxidant strength (ORAC value) of 100 g raw nectarine fruit is 750 TE (Trolex equivalents).
  3. Fresh nectarines carry small amounts of vitamin C. 100 g provides 5.4 mg or about 9% of daily-recommended levels. Vitamin-C has anti-oxidant effects and is required for connective tissue formation within the human body. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, and help scavenges harmful free radicals.
  4. The fruit is a healthy source of some of B-complex vitamins and minerals. It is good in niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, and pyridoxine. In addition, it contains an appropriate ratio of minerals and electrolytes such as potassium, iron, zinc, copper and phosphorus. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.

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