Guava is a small fruit with a strong yet refreshing fragrance that hints of rose petals. Only 1.5 - 2.5 inches in diameter, the entire fruit - yellowish green peel, pink flesh,and numerous seeds - is edible.

The red colored meat is the sweetest. The outer layer and peel are sour. The peel is rich in phytochemicals.

Guava is often served as a dessert. The fruit is also extensively used to make candies, preserves, jellies, jams, marmalades, juices and aguas frescas.

Guavas are a good source of vitamin A and C along with dietary fiber.

Nutritional Info
Serving size 1 fruit (55g)
Amount per serving
Calories 37.4
Total fat .5g
Saturated fat 0g
Sodium 1.1mg
Total carbohydrates 7.9g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4.9g
Protein 1.4g
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Taste: Extremely sweet and floral.
Selection: For immediate use. Choose fruit that is slightly soft to the touch. As ripening occurs, the guava's fragrance turns from musky to heavily floral.
Ripening: The fruit lightens in color as it ripens, and its aroma becomes more intense. Ripen at room temperature.
Ethylene Production: Low
Ethylene Sensitivity: Medium
Shelf Life: Once ripe, use fruit within two days. Don't refrigerate before it is ripe.
Brooks Availability: Sporadic year-round, peak June thru September
Brooks Origin: Florida
Storage Temperature: 52°F
Storage Humidity: 90%

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