The nectarine is a rounded fruit with a single central groove. Nectarine has smooth skin is blushed with ruby and purple colors throughout. The flesh of a nectarine is filled with fresh aromatics, and especially juicy when ripe. A ripe nectarine's texture is soft with a melt-in-your-mouth quality, its flavors balanced with both bright and sweet taste. The fruit of nectarine has high levels of beta carotene, calcium and vitamin C while the seed can be quite harmful if ingested.
Nectarines can be used as a substitute in any peach recipe. Their smooth skin makes them a great addition when sliced and thrown into a savoury salad.