Originally from China where it was already observed 3 000 years ago, nectarine is considered to be a mutation of its peach ancestor. It ended up on European stalls during the 15th century through the Silk Road linking ther East to the West. Sweet, with a subtle aroma and very refreshing, what is sometimes called "shaved peach" or "fuzzless peach", due to its lack of fuzz or short hairs, is a real treat in summer days. Flat nectarines distinguish by their shape, their fuzz-free skin and high sugar content. Roughly rounded and squat with a sunken center at its stem end. When ripe, the creamy flesh is aromatic, juicy and tender-firm with a delicate melting quality. Apricot, also called ''Armenian apple'' has disputed origins between Armenia, China, India and sometimes even Japan. Introduced in Greece by Alexander the Great, it soon spread into Western Europe where it has been grown since then. Slightly over 50% of apricots are produced in the Mediterranean area. A leading product of the Catalan plain, the Royal Roussillon apricot has AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controlee – in French) status, in recognition of its great taste. Round in shape, with a smooth, downy skin, the Royal Roussillon apricot is orange-red with red dots. It is sweet and juicy thanks to the great amount of sunshine it gets.
Nectarines are good diet fruits as they barely contribute with energy (40 Kcal on average). Rich in vitamin B3 and carotene, beneficial properties include good skin health, digestion and intestinal transit. Minerals such as copper, zinc, fluorine, magnesium, potassium and calcium are also to be found in nectarines. Apricots contain various phytochemicals, such as provitamin A beta-carotene and various polyphenols. Rich in fibers, apricots are beneficial for digestive transit and contribute to colon cancer and heart disease prevention.
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Flat Nectarine & Apricot Royal Roussillon
|Origin:||Spain & France|
|Certification:||Organic (Euro Organic)|
|Min. Weight:||2.5 KG|
|Est. # of Fruits:||10 nectarines & 20 apricots|
|Est. # of Unique Fruits:||2|
|* # of fruits is only an estimation that may change from time to time. On the other hand, we make sure that minimum weight is respected.|