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    Default Eating the skin of a nectarine?

    This is a very odd time of the year to be asking such a question, but here goes:!!

    Two summers ago I wasted a lot of our new 'pot grown' nectarines by trying to skin them. So last summer I just ate some unskinned (with my cereal) - and they were fine - excellent.

    I'm not that keen on peach skin and I just assumed 'one skins' nectarines.

    Is this the 'normal' thing to do?

    (<My wife is incapacitated and I don't want to give her anything that's for any reason, best avoided).

    Thanks in advance for any help,

    Keith
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    I don't know about eating them raw, I thought they might taste bitter, but I know they are boiled whole as a sweet dish and you eat them with the skins on.
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    nope have always eaten nectarine skin, and i'm not dead yet and nectarines aren't velvety like peaches.
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    Never thought to peel nectarines or peaches. washing peaches usually takes off most of the 'fluff' anyway. I can't see there can be any problems.
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    Ditto always eaten nectarine skins, just a quick wash before eating.

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    Same here, always eat the skin.

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    I've just washed and eaten them.
    I suppose you could peel if worried about pesticides being absorbed into the skin...but I've always washed and eaten apples with their skins on too.

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    Ive never eaten nectarine skin because i tried peach skin.... they look the same even though there shiny!, with the peaches i cant stand the skin , i only eat them by slicing them up and peeling the skin off.

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