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Nectarine, Prunus persica var. nectarina / Rosaceae
Benefits for the health
The quantity of vitamin C in nectarines is scarce. An average-sized fruit supplies approximately 10% of the recommended daily consumption, 60 mg/day. Vitamin C is necessary for the formation of collagen, and at the same time that it plays a role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitters. Vitamin C protects against various types of cancer and intensifies the immunological functions. The pro-vitamin A carotenoids amount is also low; an average-sized nectarine provides approximately 10% of the recommended daily consumption, which is around 1200-1500 µg retinol/day. Vitamin A is important for the sight, growth, the bones development, to keep the body tissues, for the reproduction and development of the hormonal role and the Co-enzymes, besides protecting against cancer. A higher consumption of carotenoids has been related to a decrease of the risk of contracting various types of cancer.
Popular tradition
The diabetics must be careful with the consumption of nectarines, since they have a high sugar content, almost twice the content in peaches.

The nectarine is one of the fleshy fruit with greater content of vitamin B3. This vitamin takes part in the metabolism of the nutrients, promoting the cholesterol degradation and therefore, helping to reduce its level in the blood.
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