The word Nectarine means sweat as nectar. Although similar to yellow nectarines they are sweeter due the lower acid to sugar ratio. Nectarines resemble peaches, they are sweeter, more delicate and more nutritious. They are in essence a fuzzless peach. The fuzziness is the result of a dominant trait that the nectarine lacks. The fruit is a healthy source of some of the B-complex vitamins and minerals.