Nectarines, like peaches, originated in China more than 2,000 years ago and were spread through the ancient silk route. Then cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome, spread to Central Asia and Persia to Europe. Nectarines are a good source of potassium and fibre, both of which are nutrients which keep our heart healthy. Nectarines help to promote a healthy cholesterol level and good gut health due to their rich fibre content. Vitamin C present in Nectarines play a vital role in keeping tissues strong. It also helps to produce collagen, a structural protein that helps to hold the tissue together and promotes healing after an injury. Ascorbic acid boosts immunity and helps to fight infections. It also helps to repair cartilage and bones. It makes up part of a protein responsible for producing skin, scars, tissue, tendons and ligament. Nectarines are a low calorie fruit which makes it a perfect food for people who want to lose weight. It contains just 44 calories per 100 grams and contains no saturated fats. Fibre in nectarines helps to manage hunger and aids in weight control.