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 Tableper 100 g edible portion
|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: