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Summer is well and truly here and one thing that is part of a quintessential summer is FRUIT.
Nectarines are one of these fruits.
Nutritionally, nectarines are a powerhouse. A normal nectarine is about 120-140 grams in weight and will cost you only 60 calories. In return you get a lusciously sweet snack with 1.5 grams of fiber. Nectarines are a good source of vitamin C and also have good vitamin A and potassium values. They are also abundant in antioxidants. So an all-round amazing fruit!
Here are six fun and exciting ways to eat your deliciously refreshing Nectarines:
Blend all ingredients, and carefully pour into ice block holders. Freeze overnight and ENJOY!
If you want, you can peel the nectarines, but I didn’t, it it didn’t make a difference with the end result.
These were my personal favourite – great for a snack and/or dessert.
Peel and cut 4 Hunny Yellow Nectarines in halves..
Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of melted butter over each half of nectarine, and then sprinkle with the sugar / cinnamon mix. Then place flat-side up in the oven, on a tray. Grill for 10 minutes and watch for them to be golden.
When nectarines go soft, don’t throw them out. Now’s the time to make a sorbet!
Remove the stone and slice the nectarine. Pop into a blender (add any other fruit you want!), add a teaspoon of lemon juice (or honey) and then blend well until smooth.
Split out into cups and freeze. OM NOM NOM!
3 large Hunny Yellow Nectarines cut into medium sized chunks (small enough to eat)
10 fresh strawberries, stems removed, quartered
1 Tbsp honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 leaves fresh mint, thinly sliced
Gently mixed the fruit together in a bowl, and add the honey and lemon juice. Cover and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Before serving, add some mint leaves and mix together.
You can also add a little sugar if it’s a wee bit too tart for your liking.
3 Hunny Yellow Nectarines (chopped)
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup milk
1 tbsp honey
Put in your blender, and blend. TOO EASY!
Hunny Yellow Nectarines
Cut all fruits up as you please, and put on a platter for your family to enjoy! 😀
The Yummy Fruit Company actually have three different types of Nectarines available to us New Zealanders. They grow these in Hawkes Bay and Central Otago orchards: Hunnys (yellow flesh, sweet-eating), Classics (yellow flesh, traditional flavour) and Pearls (white flesh). All 3 nectarines have distinctive and unique flavour profiles.
The Hunny Nectarines (which I have used above) are actually quite different to the normal nectarine flavour, which can be a bit tart. These are a mellow flavoured Nectarine, which have a low acidity, ultimately making it taste sweeter.
You can get your delicious Yummy Fruit Company Nectarines from New World, Pak N Save and Four Square – get to it!
Do you guys have any other awesome Nectarine recipes for me? Let me know below!
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