Nectarine

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

 

Did you know...?

Nectarines contain beta-carotene.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

One nectarine