scintro GUAVA
   Description   Nutritional Value   Health Benefits   Varieties   Botanical Facts   Select and Store   Uses   Nutrition Chart   Web Reference  

Guava    Description Top of Page

FAMILY: Myrtaceae
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Psidium guajava

Guavas are round to oval fruit.The size of the fruit vary from 2 to 4 inches.It has pink or white flesh with numerous tiny edible seeds.Edible skin color varies from light green to yellow.

Guava    Nutritional Value Top of Page

Guavas are good source of dietary fiber pectin.

Guavas are good source of Vitamin A and C.

Guava    Health Benefits Top of Page
Antioxidants and dietary fiber in guava may help to prevent cancer and heart disease.
Guava    Varieties Top of Page
Many varieties of guavas are available world wide.Red Indian, White Indian, Ruby and Hong Kong pink are some common varieties
Guava    Botanical Facts Top of Page
Guavas are ever green small trees. Warm climate is better for guava cultivation. Guava blossoms are white in color.
Guava    Select and Store Top of Page
Ripe guavas yield slightly to gentle pressure and also very fragarant. To ripen the fruit store them at room temperature. Ripe guavas will keep in the refrigerator for two to three days.
Guava    Uses Top of Page
Guavas are eaten out of hand or made into juices.
Guava    Nutrition chart Top of Page

* Amount in 100 grams of edible portion

ENERGY (kilocalories) 68
WATER(grams) 80.80
FAT(grams) 0.95
PROTEIN(grams) 2.55
CARBOHYDRATES(grams) 14.32
FIBER(grams) 5.4
Fat Soluble:
Vitamin A (mcg-RAE) 31
Vitamin D -
Vitamin E (mg) 0.73
Vitamin K (mcg) 2.6
Water Soluble:
Vitamin C (mg) 228.3
Vitamin B
Riboflavin (mg) 0.04
Pyridoxine(B6) (mg) 0.11
Calcium 18
Iron 0.26
Magnesium 22
Phosphorus 40
Potassium 417
Sodium 2
Zinc 0.23
Copper 0.23
Manganese 0.15
Guava    Web reference Top of Page
Fruits of Warm Climates

California Rare Fruit Growers