Dianas Fruit NZ

Health Benefits

Summer Fruit Guidelines

Vitamin C in peaches is good, and most of the micronutrients are good too. Vitamin C is needed for people to effectively access iron in meat
– a good reason for a balance diet.

Fat content is of course zero! Sugar levels are fairly standard for fruit.

It is best to get these nutrients from natural sources rather than supplements. Scientific evidence is slowly accumulating that supplements actually harm people: for example, smoking and taking carotene (a powerful anti-oxidant) supplements increases lung cancer deaths but eating it in fruit will decrease risk (slightly).

Diana’s Fruit is grown is soils where nutrients are actively monitored and tailored for optimum plant health and ongoing sustainable production. It is important that nutrients shipped off the orchard inside the fruit are replaced, so that trees grow nutritious fruit next year and for future generations. Decreasing nutrient content of food due to a general decline in soil fertility as a result of ‘factory farming’ or ‘soil mining’ is a growing concern world wide.

The table at left lists the nutrient content of plums, quinces and peaches per 100g as listed in the UK nutrient database. Beside it are the NZ estimated average requirements. These are the amounts of each nutrient a person should eat each day.

Diana’s Fruit is harvested late in the season, and is exposed to longer sunshine hours as a result. This increases good, natural sugars. It also means expected levels of vitamin A, carotene and vitamin C would be higher than the tables at left.

Dr Marie-Ann Ha PhD (Otago) | Public Health Nutrition Consultant | Cambridge, UK

Nutritional Analysis of Fresh Fruit per 100gEstimated Average Requirement
PlumsQuincesPeachesMenWomen
EnergykJ155110142
kcal362633
Fatg0.10.10.1
SaturatedgT0T0T0
PolyunsaturatedgT0T0T0
MonounsaturatedgT0T0T0
Cholesterolmg000
Proteing0.60.31
Carbohydrateg8.86.37.6
Sugarsg8.86.37.6
Starchg0T00
Dietary Fibreg2.35.82.33025
Waterg83.984.288.93.42.8
Vitamins
Vitamin Aug63T019625500
Caroteneug376T0114
Vitamin B
Thiaminmg0.050.020.0210.9
Riboflavinmg0.030.020.041.10.9
Niacinmg1.20.20.81112
Vitamin B6mg0.050.040.021.11.1
Vitamin B12ug00022
Folateug3N03320320
Pantothenic Acidmg0.20.10.264
BiotinugT0E0.1E0.23025
Vitamin Cmg415313030
Vitamin Dug00055
Vitamin Emg0.61N0N0107
Trace Elements
Calciummg13147840840
Magnesiummg869330255
Sodiummg231460-920460-920
Potassiummg24020016038002800
ChloridemgT02T0
Phosphorusmg231922580580
Ironmg0.40.30.468
Zincmg0.10.50.1126.5
Coppermg0.10.130.061.71.2
Manganesemg0.1N00.15.55
SeleniumugT0N0E1
IodineugT0N0311001100