Prunus persica

What gives it its taste and how to recognise it

  • appropriate choice of variety to suit the soil and climate
  • sugar content of above 12° Brix
  • acidity between 4 and 14 mEq/100 cc inclusive
  • sugar/acidity balance
  • low atmospheric humidity in the growing fields
  • good exposure of all foliage to the sun’s rays
  • picked at the correct time
  • good colouring of the fruit right up to the stalk
  • crunchy but juicy flesh.

Nutritional and nutraceutical value

  • energy content: 39 Kcal/100g;
  • rich in: potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C and beta-carotene;
  • benefits: helps lower LDL cholesterol (the so-called bad cholesterol) and prevent inflammatory diseases.

Varieties and periods of availability

Yellow nectarine
White nectarine
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