Sunday, October 23, 2011

Guava The Apple of the Tropics

Pineapple Guava fresh from Dr. Pratts' Guava Tree
The Health Benefits of Guava
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Its scientific name is Psidium Guajava. Many have called this Vitamin C rich fruit the apple of the tropics. Quite a common fruit in tropical regions, you can also find guavas growing in Hawaii, Florida and California during the fall and winter months. It is hard not to immediately love this fruit as the sweetness and fragrance of this meaty delicious. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C. A small guava (about 4 oz) fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. Rich in pectin, folate, phosphorus and carotenoids (most notable lycopene) are also present. It is a good looking pear shaped or round shaped seasonal fruit, light green or yellow or maroon in color from outside when ripe, with white or maroon flesh and lots of small hard seeds enveloping very soft and sweet pulp.

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