California PPN is here to establish fruitful ties

Forget recession. Forget drought. Enjoy your nectarines. How about some large plums! Never mind if plum has hardly made an appearance in our markets this summer. You can still satisfy your craving, thanks to California PPN – peaches, plums and nectarines – that has made its appearances in the Capital.

After apples and grapes from foreign orchards, now come peaches and plums. Showcasing their products and detailing out the nutritional benefits of the fruit, Gordon Smith, Director of Marketing, California PPN said, “India is an emerging market for us and California PPN has the best quality peaches, plums and nectarines to meet customer demands for healthy fresh fruit.”

Nutrition consultant Geetu Amarnani, who is the chief dietician of BLK Hospital, New Delhi said, “Good food is the best defence against any kind of disease. All these fruits showcased are good sources of Vitamin C and A. They also contain potassium and fibre. These are sodium-free and do not contain fat.” She further tipped that instead of going for supplements one should go for nutrient rich food. Taking at least four fruits a day is highly recommended.”

With only 60 calories, peaches are fat free and sodium free. One medium-size peach contains vitamin C and A, fibre and potassium. One peach has eight percent of the recommended DV (Daily Value) of fibre, it also contains six percent of the recommended DV of vitamin A, seven percent of the recommended DV of potassium which also helps the body normalise blood pressure.

Nectarines contain 15 percent of the recommended DV of vitamin C, eight percent of the recommended DV of vitamin A and seven percent of the recommended DV of potassium. The plums are also vitamin rich having 10 percent of the DV of vitamin C, eight percent of vitamin A and seven percent of potassium. The nutrient value of any fruit depends on the soil it’s grown on.

These fruits come for a price. After adding air freight, taxes and the upmarket shops overhead they are sold in takes the prices to nearly Rs.700-800 per kg. They can be purchased from Khan Market, INA market and other leading stores.

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