The word nectarine comes from ‘nectar’ due to its tasty flavor. Nectarine has been cultivated for a long time. It was known in England since the end of the 16th century and for reasons not very well known it was absent from the European markets for a long time. Currently its consumption has been increasing thanks to France, the United Kingdom and Germany, where its consumption has increased.
Nectarine is a round fruit, with juicy meat, with stone, similar to peaches. Its skin is not hairy but smooth like that of the plum and can be consumed without peeling or peeling. The harvest time for nectarine is during the month of May in the Northern Hemisphere, although it can be found in the markets throughout the year since it is cultivated in many countries of the world.
Nectarine is one of the fleshy fruits with the highest content of vitamin B3. This vitamin participates in the metabolism of nutrients, promoting the degradation of cholesterol and therefore, helps to reduce the level in the blood.