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: Nectarine – Swiss food composition database
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Nectarines contain beta-carotene.
1 portion a day corresponds to: