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Nectarines

Nectarines
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Availability

New Zealand nectarines are available from January to March.

 

Storage and Handling

Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

The nectarine history runs parallel with the peach.  The nectarine originated in China and was taken to Persia and then on to Greece and Rome.

 

Facts

  • Nectarines got their name after a Chinese emperor referred to them as “nectar of the gods”
  • Nectarines belong to the same species as peaches
  • Occasionally peach trees can produce a few nectarines and vice versa

 

Growing Facts

  • Hawkes Bay and Central Otago have climates suitable for growing nectarines
  • Nectarines ripen on the tree
  • Nectarine flesh can be white or yellow

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 nectarine - 143g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 257/62 180/43
Protein (g) 1.62 1.13
Fat, total (g) 0.57 0.4
- saturated (g) 0.051 0.036
Carbohydrate (g) 11.21 7.84
- sugars (g) 11.15 7.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.32 1.62
Sodium (mg) 2.92 2.04
Vitamin E (mg) 2.66 1.86
Vitamin C (mg) 6.15 4.3
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 86.44 60.45
Niacin (mg) 0.74 0.52
Iron (mg) 0.43 0.3
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.057 0.04
Folate (µg) 5.72 4.0
Thiamin (mg) 0.014 0.01
Calcium (mg) 7.16 5.01
Riboflavin (mg) 0.014 0.01
Zinc (mg) 0.143 0.1
Selenium (µg) 0.129 0.09

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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