Two whole guavas and a guava sliced in half

How to select

Choose guava with no blemishes that give to slight pressure.

How to prepare

  • Rinse the guava and pat dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 
  • Cut the guava in half. 
  • The insides can be scooped out with a spoon if you don't wish to eat the skin. 
  • Continue to cut the guava into wedges like an apple. 
  • Seeds can be eaten with the guava or removed.

How to store

Keep unripe guavas at room temperature to ripen. Ripe guavas should be refrigerated and used within four days.

Peak season


Ways to use

  • Mix guavas into a homemade cranberry sauce recipe. 
  • Substitute guava into a fruity dessert recipe. 
  • Eat guava by itself for a nutritious snack. 
  • Add guava to any fruit salad. 
  • Make homemade guava jam to liven up toast.

Fun facts

  • Guava can be used in the treatment of fever, constipation, diarrhea, high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, and dysentery. 
  • A guava contains 100-500 edible seeds. 
  • Guava wood is very valuable to meat smokers. 
  • Guava plants live up to 40 years.

Nutrition info and facts

Guavas have 4x the amount of fiber in a pineapple and 4x the amount of vitamin C in an orange. Guavas are also rich in iron, calcium, vitamin A, and potassium.

1 whole guava = 37 calories, < 1 g fat, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 1 g protein

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