Fuzz-free vitamin C
Earthbound Farm Organic Nectarines are a good source of vitamin C, which promotes wound healing, supports a healthy immune system, and helps keep skin healthy; and fiber, which may help relieve constipation, lower blood cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar levels.
Nectarines contain an antioxidant called beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body when needed. Within the context of a healthy diet, beta-carotene may play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases.
Try adding nectarines to a spinach salad, or eat them with other produce that contains iron; the vitamin C in this fruit helps the body absorb the iron found in plants.
Why choose organic nectarines?
Both imported and domestic nectarines rank (#8 and #18, respectively) on the Environmental Working Group's “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides,” a list of produce that carries the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally. You can lower your dietary exposure to pesticides substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, and choosing organic for those items instead.
At Earthbound Farm, we grow our organic nectarines without toxic synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, using sustainable farming methods that protect the environment and help keep pesticides out of our soil, air, water and food supply. Organic food is the healthiest choice for people and the planet — and we think organic nectarines taste better, too!
WhatsOnMyFood.org from the Pesticide Action Network shows you searchable results for fruits like nectarines and a wide range of other organic and conventional foods. It’s an easy-to-use and empowering tool for learning about pesticide residues and their health effects for all of us.
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