Market Watch: Sweet and Juicy Nectarines

by in Farmers' Market Finds, August 2, 2010

nectarine

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's Nectarine Salsa
Dana's Nectarine Salsa

More Recipes to Try:
Nectarine-Tomato Salad
Grilled Summer Fruit

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 »

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