Did you know the only difference between peaches and nectarines is that nectarines tend to be slightly smaller when ripe and more fragrant? The obvious difference is that nectarines don’t sport the same fuzzy skin as peaches & they have a little more red on their skin, but that’s it! So consider this a blog on nectarines as well. Peaches are great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and have a considerable amount of fiber. One medium peach packs over 10% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for adults! Peaches are also a great “poop food” and are right up there with prunes when it comes to easing constipation. That’s a good thing because not a lot of babies like the strong flavor of prunes.
|Fresh peach puree.|
|Elias trying peaches for the first time! His faces are priceless!|
Sources: http://www.gapeaches.org/healthy-living/healthy-living peach nutrition facts; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach peaches, nectarines; http://www.ewg.org Environmental Working Group official website; http://www.babycenter.com/0_age-by-age-guide-to-feeding-your-baby_1400680.bc Age by age baby food feeding guidethis website