Guave is round or oval shaped. The skin is green or yellow, depending on the type. The skin is either tough, often with a bitter taste, or soft and sweet. The flesh can range from white to dark pink and contains small hard seeds. Guave has a sweet or sour taste which can be compared to a combination of pears and strawberries. Guave generally has a typical fragrance, similar to lemon rind but less sharp.
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Guave is available from Brazil
Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Potassium,Vitamin A and C.
Guava has a sweet or sour taste which can be compared to a combination of pears and strawberries.View Guave
Cut the fruit vertically into two halves. From here, scoop out the two white fleshy halves with a tablespoon. The skin can be eaten but tastes bitter. The fruit can also be cooked.Consumption
Guave can be eaten raw out-of-hand-for a snack, but it is usually sliced and seeded and used in salads. The fruit can also be used in pies, jams, jellies, sauces, juices and teas.When to eat
Ripe guave have a fragrant aroma, and the fruit should give to slight pressure. When ripe, keep refrigerated and consume within a few days.
Did you know?
- The name guava is derived from the Spanish word “guayabe” meaning guava tree.
- The amount of vitamin C in guave is 5 times higher than in a orange.
- Guave was the favorite food of the Aztecs and Incas.