Guava is a tropical fruit with a unique flavour taste and also health-promoting qualities. Internally, the flesh varies in colour depending up on the cultivar and may be white, pink, yellow, or red.
Health Benefits of Guava Fruit:
- Guavas are low in calories and fats and contain several vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant poly-phenolic and flavonoid compounds that play a pivotal role in prevention of cancers, anti-aging, immune-booster, etc.
- The fruit is a very rich source of soluble dietary fibre which makes it a good bulk laxative.
-The fibre content helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxins as well as binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.- Guava-fruit is an excellent source of antioxidant Vitamin-C. 100 g fresh fruit provides 228 mg of this vitamin, more than three times the DRI (daily-recommended intake). The outer thick rind contains exceptionally higher levels of vitamin C than the central pulp.
- The fruit is a very good source of Vitamin-A, and flavonoids like beta-carotene, lycopene,lutein and cryptoxanthin. The compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for optimum health.
- Guava is a very rich source of potassium. It contains more potassium than other fruits like bananas. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
Best Eaten- Fresh or mixed with other fruits to make a great tasting smoothie or shake.