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Guava Fruit

What is Guava Fruit

The scientific name of guava fruit is Psidium Guajava from family Mytaceae. In Malaysia, guava called Jambu Batu. It is native to Mexico. Due to demand, guavas now cultivated at tropical and subtropical area. The fruit shaped is round or ovary depend to species with long from 3 to 14cm. The leathery skin usually change from green to yellow when ripe. Guava fruit generally have a pronounced and typical fragrance,. Guava flesh may sweet or sour. The flesh colour from white to deep pink with depend on species.


Varieties of Guava Fruit

Below is some of varieties in Malaysia:

Gu4, Gu5, Gu7, Jambu Biji, Laknaw, Hongkong pink, Red Malaysian, Taiwan and Vietnamese. The guava rind differ from pink to red. Guava species Gu4, Gu5, Gu7, Jambu biji and Hongkong pink where diameter from 4.8 cm to 6.7 cm and thinner rind from 0.5-1.5cm is smaller and thinner then guava Vietnamese , its rind diameter from 10 to 11cm and thickness from 1.9 cm to 2.5 cm. There are two peak season for fruit harvesting which is January to March and October to December. The guava fruits grown huge at state Perak, Johor, Selangor and Pahang.


How guava Tree Look?

The guava thrives in both humid and dry climates tropical regions. The tree are evergreen with as height a 33ft. It had white colour fragrant flower. The tree is mocarp and bloom thought the year in rich soils with high in organic.


Guava Fruit Product/Recipes

Below is some of guava fruit product:
1. Guava Leaf Herb Tea-Anti oxidizing, anti allergy and reduce blood
2. Guava fruit Juice- contained high volume in Vitamin C
3. Guava flavor ice cream
4. Guava flavor cheese
5. Guava jam
6. Guava wine
7. Guava cake

Why Guava Fruit Benefits to Body

The health benefits of guava include treatment of dysentery, weight loss, diarrhea diabetic, skin care, high blood pressure and eye care. Please read detail Health benefits of Guava Fruit to Body The table below shown the nutrition in guava fruit:

Nutritional Value per 100gm
Energy 48 kcal
Protein 10 gm
Fat 1.1 gm
Fiber 0.2 gm
Calcium 37.0 gm
Phosphorus 33gm
Iron 1.2gm
Sodium 48.9 gm
Vitamin A 60 mg
Vitamin B1 0.1 mg
Vitamin B2 0.05 mg
Acid Ascorbic
Vitamin C 1.1 mg




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