The guava is a tropical fruit with a rough outer skin and a sweet seedy flesh. It gives off a fragrance which is similar to lemon. The outer skin is green and changes color to either yellow, maroon or green when ripe.
It regulates blood pressure, is a remedy for constipation, reduces the rick of diabetes, has a very high content of vitamin C and also benefits thyroid function. It improves brain function, help with female fertility problems, improves eyesight, protects against prostate cancer and is very good for the skin.
Aside from simply enjoying the fruit dipped in a little salt, it is also used in many desserts, mocktails, jellies, candies, jams and marmalade. Red guavas can sometimes be used a substitute for tomato for a lesser acidic flavor. The fruit and leaves are also used to make tea.
Did you know?
One guava may have upto 535 seeds.
Guava is botanically a berry.
‘Guavaween’ is a traditional Florida event to celebrate the guava.
Small fruits which are very juicy and full of flavor. It has a red skin and a white flesh.
Tangy fruit used often to make jellies, with edible flowers. Has a green smooth skin, oval shape with a creamy yellow flesh.
Green skinned, white fleshed large fruit which is very aromatic. It is a tough fruit and can be eaten unripe.
With a pink sweet juicy flesh and yellowish skin, it’s a medium sized guava.
This guava has a sweet spicy flavor with a yellow skin, cream colored flesh and nice fragrance.
Pretty enough to be grown as an ornament, it has a red flesh and green skin.
A cream skinned pink flesh guava that has a mild flavor and a crisp texture.
A medium sized white fleshed guava grown nowhere near India, it has an excellent flavor and can be eaten slightly unripe.
Costa Rican Cas
Small fruit with a smooth green skin, white flesh, used most popularly in juices with an acidic flavor.