Guava is a common tropical fruit.
Guavas have a citrus fragrance, similar to lemons.
The pulp inside may be sweet or sour and colors range from cream to deep pink.
Guavas can be eaten raw and are used in preparation of various beverages, sauces, fruit salads, jellies, juices, jams, marmalade, candies, snack and desserts.
Guava wood is used for barbeques.
Nutrients in guava are carbohydrates, sugars, dietary fat, fat and protein.
The fruits also include vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C and K.
Trace minerals include calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
Guava fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange.
Guava leaves contain antioxidant carotenoids and polyphenols.
Guava seed oil is used in cooking and is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, zinc and selenium.
Photo by SOMMAI. Published on 28 February 2014
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