EN on Foods

August 2004 Issue

Peaches, Nectarines Offer Phytonutrient Punch

The Folklore: Peaches and nectarines share their origins in Asia. Even today, peaches are served at Chinese birthday celebrations as a symbol of hope and longevity. The Facts: Nectarines and peaches are similar in taste and nutrition, providing vitamin A as beta-carotene, some vitamin C, potassium and fiber plus many phytonutrients.

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