Toss or eat?
Buried within the guava are lots of tiny edible seeds. When possible, enjoy eating the seeds, which contain many of the nutrients attributed to the fruit.
For guava slices or halves, enjoy with the seeds or scoop them out with a spoon. Cooking the fruit for 20 minutes makes it easy to pull out the seeds. Cooked red guava takes on a new depth of flavor that makes the extra effort worth it.
For smoothies, fillings, toppings or sauces, use a mesh strainer to extract the seeds. Or save time and the nutrients by tossing the peeled fruit into a blender or food processor. Pulse until relatively smooth. The seeds nearly disappear. But strain if you like – the seeds are even easier to extract.