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Guava - pink flesh

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Introduction

Guava (Psidium guajava) is a common tropical fruit cultivated in both tropical and subtropical regions. Its skin is typically yellow or light green, while its flesh is usually deep red or a vibrant shade of pink. It has a wide distribution around the globe and India is the No.1 producer of Guava.


History

Its origin is uncertain but it is believed that it originates from the area of Central America, northern South America and south Mexico. It is believed that its wide distribution over the world occurred thanks to Portuguese and Spanish colonizers.

  
Regions

It is widely believed that it originated from America but its increased popularity made it possible to spread in a variety of tropical and subtropical areas such as the USA, South and Southeast Asia, tropical Africa, and Oceania. 

 
Flavours & Texture

Guavas have a distinct fragrance which is similar to lemon but not that sharp. The outer skin is usually rough but depending on the cultivar it can vary in thickness. Its flavour is sweet and pleasant and it tastes like a hybrid between a strawberry and a pear. However, different varieties have slight differences in taste.  


Preparation

Guavas can be eaten raw or they can be served sliced as a dessert or in salads. The usual way is to cut them in half and then to remove the seeds, though in some cases the seeds are not removed. Guava can have a variety of applications ranging from juices, smoothies, jams, ice cream and sauces to name a few.

 
Nutritional Value

Apart from its sweet taste, guava has an excellent nutritional profile. They are rich in antioxidants, fiber and proteins and they are low in calories. 




Calories per 100g

68 kcal

Fat

1 g

Carbohydrates

14 g

Fiber

5.4 g

Protein

2.6 g

Sodium

2 mg

Potassium 

417 mg

Vitamin A

12% of the RDI

Vitamin C

381% of the RDI

Calcium 

1.4% of the RDI

Iron

1.4% of the RDI