The nectarine is a stone fruit. It is a type of “naked” peach and it is uncertain whether the nectarine is a mutation of a peach or a cross between peach and plum.

There is a distinction made with nectarines that is similar to the peach; that is to say, based on the colour of the pulp either being a yellow or a white fruit. Nectarines are mostly grown in Italy, France, Spain, Greece, California (USA), Chile and South Africa.  The nectarine’s delicate taste is best at room temperature; which is why they should not be stored in the refrigerator.

Season: From June to August (only imported produce)

Nutritional Value Table

per 100 g edible portion
Energy Nutrients Minerals Vitamins
51 kcal Protein 0.9 g Sodium 4 mg B1 0.02 mg
214 kJ Fat 0.2 g Potassium 212 mg B2 0.05 mg
  Carbohydrates 10.2 g Calcium 7 mg B6 0.03 mg
  Dietary fibres 2.2 g Phosphorus 18 mg C 20 mg
    Magnesium 10 mg E 0.5 mg

Energy: 51 kcal, 214 kJ

Nutrients: Protein 0.9 g, Fat 0.2 g, Carbohydrates 10.2 g, Dietary fibres 2.2 g

Minerals: Sodium 4 mg, Potassium 212 mg, Calcium 7 mg, Phosphorus 18 mg, Magnesium 10 mg

Vitamins: B1 0.02 mg, B2 0.05 mg, B6 0.03 mg, C 20 mg, E 0.5 mg

Did you know...?

Nectarines contain a lot of niacin and beta-carotene.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

One nectarine