Guava (Ổi) – Florida origin
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Guavas are native to Central America, but nowadays they can be cultivated in any country with a tropical weather, like Colombia, Brazil, India, Mexico and Spain. The taste resembles a mix of pear, quince and fig, with a touch of strawberry. Guavas can be smooth/grainy and green/yellow on the outside, but on the inside it should be always tender and juicy.
The guava tree can grow to 30 ft (10 m) and features wide spreading branches. It is easily identifiable by its thin bark, soft copper colour and a beautiful trunk with a diameter of up to 10 inches (25 cm).
The tree leaves are aromatic and the fruit emanates an intense and very nice scent when ripe.
HOW TO PRESERVE AND CONSUME GUAVAS
Green guavas can be at room temperature (around 20ºC) until they ripen, which can be noticed by its golden colour and because it yields to gentle pressure.
You can also know it is ready for consumption because of the intense scent it gives off. When ripe, we recommend consuming it as soon as possible. However, it can be refrigerated at 6-8ºC to extend its ripening time.
To have a guava, peel it off and remove the seeds inside. It can be consumed out of hand raw, but it is also a perfect ingredient in confectionery, jams, salads and other dishes. Another very popular use of this fruit is in juices and smoothies.
NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES OF THE GUAVA
|GUAVA NUTRITION FACTS – 100 G|
|TOTAL FAT||0.86 g – 1%|
|SATURATED FAT||0.103 g – 1%|
|POLYUNSATURATED FAT||0.171 g|
|MONOUNSATURATED DAT||0.154 g|
|CHOLESTEROL||0 mg – 0%|
|SODIUM||10 mg – 0%|
|TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE||15.9 g – 4%|
|DIETARY FIBER||6.5 g – 7%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Specification: Guava (Ổi) – Florida origin