|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 81g||29%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||48%|
|Total Sugars 48g|
|Vitamin C 124mg||621%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Nectarines are a classic juice and smoothie recipe ingredients with sweetness and tons of nutrition.
A Little History
Many mistake the nectarine as a hybrid of the peach and plum, but in fact, it grows naturally on the peach tree as a "genetic migration!" Nectarine trees have been established by simply planting their seeds.
It is thought the nectarine originated in China, where it is mentioned for thousands of years. It spread to Persia or modern-day Iran where it was first written about as early as 300 BC, and the Roman Empire along the Silk Road. In the early first century Pliny, the Elder, the naturalist, and natural philosopher, mentioned the nectarine in his writings.
The nectarine was introduced to Mexico in the 15th century by the Spanish seafarers, where it flourished. It was depicted and popularized in paintings in Europe in the 16th century and by the 1630s had made its way to Great Britain.
By the early 1700s, nectarines were growing in Virginia. In 1768 they were mentioned in the New York Gazette as growing in Long Island, New York. They were well established in California long before the 1900’s where today 95 percent of nectarines in the US are grown.
Gather the ingredients.
Note that there are no added sweeteners even in this smoothie recipe. This is because the recipe is delicious without added sugar.