Air-flown Fresh Yellow Flesh Nectarines
Season: June To September
The yellow flesh nectarine is the most superior variety of nectarines. Our farm fresh nectarines are allowed to ripen on branch to achieve its full aromas. Therefore its normal to expect natural bruises on the most tasty nectarines. They are enjoyed a little soft on touch, very juicy and aromatic.
Nectarines are low in calories (100 g just provide 44 calories) and contain no saturated fats. They are packed with numerous health promoting anti-oxidants, plant nutrients, minerals and vitamins.The total measured anti-oxidant strength (ORAC value) of 100 g raw nectarine fruit is 750 TE (Trolex equivalents).
Fresh nectarines have 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 synthesis 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.
Nectarines have small but healthy concentrations of other anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E and flavonoid poly phenolic anti-oxidants lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Further vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to offer protection from lung and oral cavity cancers.
- 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. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.