Chile is the main nectarine supplier from the Southern Hemisphere, exporting nectarines from December through March. With an exceptional, sweet flavor, Chilean nectarines are available in numerous varieties from Bright Pearl to August Red.
One large nectarine has less than 70 calories, with 14% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C in a large piece of fruit. In addition, 9% of the DV of potassium is provided by one large nectarine.
How to Select, Store and Handle Nectarines
When selecting nectarines, look for fruit with a glossy, firm skin.
Store nectarines at room temperature until completely mature.
Once ripe, keep refrigerated for up to two days.
- Find the side of the fruit that has the best color, and face this toward the shopper
- Merchandise using plenty of color breaks
- Hand stack the fruit to give it a nice, neat appearance
- Rotate fruit on a daily basis
Total Volume Exported
- Far East 42,3%
- North America 28,2%
- Europe 16,8%
- Latin America 12,6%
- Middle East 0,0%
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