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Peaches

Availability

New Zealand peaches are available from December to March.

 

Storage and Handling

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

 

History

Peaches are native to China and were first cultivated there 2400 years ago.  They were carried along the old silk routes to Persia (Iran).  The Persians passed the peach to the Romans with cultivation eventually spreading to Europe and the American continent.

 

Facts

  • Peaches are stone fruit (drupes) like cherries and apricots and are related to almonds
  • Peach flesh can be white, yellow or almost red

 

Growing Facts

  • Peaches grow on deciduous trees 5-10m tall  
  • The fruit is picked by hand to avoid damaging the delicate flesh
  • Occasionally a nectarine can grow on a peach tree
  • Once planted a peach tree can take up to four years to produce fruit

Nutrition Information

1 peach = 138g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 244/58 3% 177/42
Protein (g) 1.4 3% 1.0
Fat, total (g) 0.7 1% 0.5
- saturated (g) 0.07 0% 0.05
Available carbohydrate (g) 10.1 3% 7.3
- sugars (g) 10.1 11% 7.3
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.6 9% 1.9
Sodium (mg) 6 0% 4
Vitamin C (mg) 13 33% RDI* 10
Niacin (mg) 1.02 10% RDI* 0.74
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 110 15% RDI* 80
Vitamin E (mg) 1.8 18% RDI* 1.3
Potassium (mg) 309   224

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