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Nectarines

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

1 nectarine = 143 g

  Average Quantity
per serving
% Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity
per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 258/62 3% 180/43
Protein (g) 1.62 3% 1.13
Fat, total (g) 0.57 1% 0.4
- saturated (g) 0.05 0% 0.04
Available carbohydrate (g) 11.21 4% 7.8
- sugars (g) 11.2 12% 7.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 2 8% 2
Sodium (mg) 3 0% 2
Vitamin E (mg) 2.7 27% RDI* 1.9
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 86 12% RDI* 60
Vitamin C (mg) 6 15% RDI* 4
Potassium (mg) 300   210

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016