Guavas can vary in color from light green or yellow or maroon on the outside when ripe, with white or maroon flesh and lots of small hard seeds enveloping very soft and sweet pulp on the inside. It is typically eaten raw or in the form of jams and jellies. Guavas are loaded with nutrients. They are very helpful for those who want to lose weight without compromising with their intake of proteins, vitamins and fiber. Guava, being very high in roughage and very rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, but with no cholesterol and less digestible carbohydrates, is very filling and satisfies the appetite very easily. Guava, especially raw guava, also has far less sugar content as compared to apples, oranges, grapes, and many other fruits.  The guava fruit has a taste that can vary from slightly tangy to sweet. Because of its high nutritional density, Guava is often considered to be a superfruit. The vitamin content may vary depending upon the type of guava selected. If you select the apple guava, you get a powerful dose of vitamin C, up to four times greater than that found in most tropical fruits, including oranges. It contains almost ten times the vitamin C as that found in a banana and at only eighty-four calories per cup.


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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 Fruit
Calories 37
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Vitamin A 7 %
Vitamin C 209 %