Nectarines look much like peaches and they have a bright, fiery orange colour. However, the skin of peaches tends to be fuzzy, but nectarines have a very supple and smooth skin. They pack up a powerfully rich concentration of vitamin C and vitamin E, which boost potent antioxidant properties and aid in fighting off and eliminating the damaging attacks of free radicals that harm the cells within the body.
Nectarines also pack up an incredibly high density of lutein, which is a powerful antioxidant that has been scientifically proven to bring about marked reductions in the risk factors that lead to the development of cataracts. Research also reveals that lutein consumption reduces the risk factors of developing age-induced macular degeneration.
These bright orange delights are also packed with minerals, particularly potassium and copper, which are extremely effective at normalising and regulating healthy blood pressure levels, along with maintaining a harmonious mineral balance within the body.
Persimmons look a great deal like tomatoes, however, they are much more succulent and sweeter. They are loaded with a mighty density of vitamin A. There are two extremely famous kinds of persimmon: the Hachiya and the Fuyu.
The Hachiya persimmons are shaped like an acorn, and one has to wait for these fruits to get fully ripened and softened in order to enjoy the savoury sweetness and rich flavour. The best way to examine if a persimmon is fully ripe or not is to notice if the leaf allows the fruit to be easily detached when you pluck it off.
When cut it open, you can take a spoon and enjoy the creamy sweetness of the middle part like a rich pudding. The Fuyu persimmon is deliciously crisp and crunchy, and much like an apple, you can enjoy it while it is still firm. Persimmons are the perfect fruit to add to a fiber-rich diet, as one raw persimmon will brim you up with an impressive 6 grams of fiber, which makes up 20% of the recommended dosage requirement for this nutrient.