Summer is all about peaches, but I actually prefer the tangy sweetness of nectarines. They have all the juicy, sugary flavor you love – minus the peach fuzz.
The aroma of fresh nectarines is straight up intoxicating. The tender, sweet fruit is even better – they are also high in fiber, vitamin A and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Use them in salads, grilled fruit desserts, snack on them plain, or get a little sassy and try my Nectarine & Avocado Salsa (pictured below).
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »