Stone fruits are those that have their seed inside a hard endocarp. To this group belong numerous fruits such as apricot, peach, and nectarine, cherry, plum and flat peach with great benefits. They all are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants for which are excellent foods to guarantee the good functioning of the organism.


There are excellent forecasts for Stone fruit production in Murcia regarding quantity, quality and export expectative. Murcia stands out for its privileged farmlands with greater sunlight, which in turn maximizes the fruit taste and have an optimum colour and sugar content.
Furthermore, the innovative farming techniques used in these lands intensify he properties of this fruit while increasing the product life and preserving it in optimum conditions in terms of freshness, fragrance and consistency.

It is possible to enjoy this campaign’s pleasures at its greatest since June to September. Stone fruits are the summer and part of autumn fruit just because are most appealing during the warmer months of the year due to freshness, their sweet taste and refreshing experience when consumed. Heir pulp is soft and juicy. Even though their species varies, most of them come from the peach, since all the stone fruits are rosaceae fruit family, Prunus type.

Murcia’s Stone fruit properties: characteristics, nutritional info and consumption benefits

Sone fruits supply us with great water quantities, vitamins, minerals and sugar. These are the most interesting facts to point out:

Peach

Peach is one of the most characteristic Stone fruits in Murcia. Spain is one of the biggest peach growers, followed by Italy. We achieve is thanks to Spain’s mild temperatures which allows peach growth, as it will not grow in cold temperatures. It has Chinese origin, and for this, Prunus, its name in Latin, comes from a commercial route between China and Persia.

 

Since peach growth depends on climate conditions and farming techniques, we can find different types.

Peach is highly composed with carotene thanks to its high water, fibre and carbohydrate content.

ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES

Properties per 100gr:

  • Calories: 50,8
  • Carbohydrates: 10,3
  • Fibre: 1,9
  • Fats: 0,2
  • Sodium: 1,3
  • Calcium: 7,95
  • Iron: 0,42
  • Potassium: 194
  • Phosphorus: 21
  • Vitamin C: 8,85
  • Vitamin A: 0,02
  • Vitamin B1: “
  • Vitamin B2: 0,04

Apricot

Apricot is smaller than peach and are more orange toned, although some are red toned.

As peach, apricot is rich in carotene, fibre, minerals such as calcium and potassium and vitamins A and C. For this, tis fruit is a good skin protector plus beneficial for our eyesight. At the same time, eating apricot reduces high blood pressure due to its anti-oxidant properties.

 

ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES

This are the nutritional properties of apricot per 100gr:

  • Calories: 48 kcal
  • Water: 86,35 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 11,12gr.
  • Proteins: 1,4gr
  • Fats: 0,39gr.
  • Fibre: 2 gr.
  • Sugars: 9,24gr.
  • Glucose: 2,37gr.
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
  • Vitamin B3: 0,6mg.
  • Vitamin B5: 0,24 mg.
  • Vitamin E: 0,89mg.

Plum

Plums have an armoured shape. This fruit can grow in different colours such as green, yellow or red, making its taste slightly different.

The best months to eat this fruit are from April to September, because it is easy to farm and it is low-temperatures resistant. As other fruits in the category, it is rich in water content (around 80%), fibre, and vitamins C, B2 and E, together with minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium and sulphur.

ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES

  • Calories: 46 kcal
  • Water: 87,23 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 11,42gr.
  • Proteins: 0,7gr
  • Fats: 0,28 gr
  • Fibre: 1,4 gr.
  • Sugars: 9,92gr.
  • Glucose: 5,07gr.
  • Vitamin C: 9,5mg
  • Vitamin B3: 0,4mg.
  • Vitamin A (RAE) 17 mcg.
  • Vitamin E: 0,26mg.

Nectarine

Nectarines emerged without human intervention as a stone fruit derived from the peach. We can point out some differences between them. For example, nectarines have a smoother, shinier skin and are smaller in dimension.

Nectarine names comes from nectar, referring to its intense taste. Furthermore, there are two groups of nectarines: nectarines with white pulp and nectarines with yellow or orange pulp. Is fruit is water abundant and rich in minerals. However, its low sodium content makes his fruit very beneficial to combat high blood pressure or liquid retention.

ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES

This is it nutritional values:

  • Calories: 44 kcal
  • Water: 87,59 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 10,55gr.
  • Proteins: 1,06gr
  • Fats: 0,32 gr
  • Fibre: 1,7 gr.
  • Sugars: 7,89 gr.
  • Glucose: 1,57gr.
  • Vitamin C: 5,4mg
  • Vitamin B5: 0,185mg.
  • Calcium: 6mg
  • Potassium: 201 mg
  • Magnesium: 9mg
  • Phosphorus: 26mg.

Flat Peach

In reference to its name, this fruit is special due to its flat shape together with its velvet feeling, very much like the peach. Since it is a variety of the peach, the share several similarities.

ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES

This are the nutritional properties of flat peach per 100gr:

  • Water: 86.6g
  • Fats: 0,1g
  • Fibre: 2,2g
  • Proteins: 0,9g
  • Vitamin A: 8,67mg
  • Vitamin C: 37mg
  • Calcium: 7mg
  • Potassium: 170mg
  • Magnesium: 10mg
  • Phosphorus: 22mg

Due to all the beneficial properties that Stone fruits grown in Murcia have, we should be motivated to eat them during this summer season. In Consorfrut, our farmer partners allow us to offer the best quality to our clients in order to maintain our brands prestige in the market. Our reference brands are Sunflavour, Privilege, Mephistus and La Parisienne.