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Nectarines

Foods / Nectarines

About This Food

Description

Nectarines, cousin to the peach, were possibly named after nektar-meaning "drink of the gods".

More than 150 nectarine varieties exist, each one varying slightly in size, shape, taste, texture, and color.

Ranging from a light golden yellow with a reddish blush to almost entirely red, nectarines are a good source of vitamin C and also contain flavonoids.

Because nectarines are on the Dirty Dozen, be sure to always pick organic. 

Glycemic Index=42
Glycemic Load=5
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=750

Selecting & Storing

Choose fragrant, brightly colored nectarines that give slightly to gentle pressure. Ripe fruit should be refrigerated and used within a week.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminC
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 whole

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Calories: 60

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 49 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.44 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.15 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
3 g
ALA
3 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
14.35 g
Net Carbohydrate
12.04 g
Sugars
10.73 g
Fiber
2.31 g
Protein
1.44 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
451.52 IU
9%
Vitamin C
7.34 mg
12%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
1.05 IU
4%
Vitamin B6
0.03 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
2.99 mg
4%
Folate
6.8 mcg
2%
Niacin
1.53 mg
8%
Riboflavin
0.04 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.05 mg
3%
Choline
8.43 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
8.16 mg
1%
Copper
0.12 mg
6%
Iron
0.38 mg
2%
Magnesium
12.24 mg
3%
Manganese
0.07 mg
4%
Phosphorous
35.36 mg
4%
Potassium
273.36 mg
8%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0 mg
0%
Zinc
0.23 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
204 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
133.28 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
176.8 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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