Peaches and nectarines are ripe for the picking at the moment. They’re sweet, juicy and taste like summer. Grab them from the bowl as a delicious snack or turn them into a fabulous salad or stunning dessert. If you’re still not convinced, here’s a guide to why peaches and nectarines are so hot right now!
Are peaches and nectarines the same?
Botanically speaking, yes. Sometimes they even grow on the same tree! Peaches are slightly sweeter and have a fuzzier skin, however even in recipes, they are interchangeable.
How do I store my peaches and nectarines?
Keep them in the fridge if they are ripe and ready to eat, or in a cool dry place so that they can continue to ripen slowly. Your nectarines and peaches will ripen most effectively between 8° and 25° Celsius.
Are peaches and nectarines good for you?
You bet! If you eat them skin and all, they’re a good source of dietary fibre. Plus they are rich in a number of essential vitamins, including vitamins A, C and E. Reports say that just one serving of the fruit has about 15% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
Delicious and easy recipes to try now
Nectarine and apricot coconut chia puddings
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