Guava

Guava

Guava

Guava

Guava

In Stock - Fruit

Rs 219.00

Special Features of Product:
  • 100% Organic Food
  • 100% Fresh No Chemicals

Rs 0.87
Category: Fruits Tags: Fruits

Cultivar

Bangkok Giant, Horana white,
Horana Red

Major growing area

Wet and Intermediate zones

ORIGINS

Central and South American

TASTE

Mellow and mildly sweet

AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES

Guava helps treat diarrhoea, dysentery, sprains, intestinal haemorrhages, coughs, pulmonary disorders, cerebral ailments, cachexia, wounds, skin ailments and epilepsy. According to studies, it possesses beneficial flavonol glycosides that fight type II diabetes mellitus, essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancer properties due to its ability to induce cell death and reduce cancer cell proliferation in certain types of tumours. A 2012 study published in the European Review for Medical & Pharmacological Sciences confirms guava’s gastro protective benefits and ulcer healing properties.

NOTABLE FACTS

Around the 1520s, Europeans discovered guavas crops in the Caribbean. Shortly thereafter, Portuguese explorers brought the fruit and many others to Goa. Spanish and Portuguese voyagers are also credited with guava’s introduction to Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. Sailors of the high seas valued the fruit for its vitamin C, as this nutrient debilitating scurvy at bay.

TRY-ME RECIPES

For a tropical smoothie, blend with strawberries and mint, or add guava chunks with bananas, mangos and pineapple. Guava pulp works well in lemonade recipes too!

Prepare a bowl of Guava soup by adding 2 cups of fresh guava juice, Tabasco, mint leaves, sugar, pepper. Dash of vodka, optional, if you are in the mood for tad bit alcohol!

Cook the guava flesh with water, add sugar and preserve for a delicious jelly that is also awesome as a layer for your cakes or pastry filling.

NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION

Energy
285 kJ
Carbohydrates 14.32 g
Sugars 8.92 g
Dietary fiber 5.4 g
Fat 0.95 g
Protein 2.55 g
Vitamin A equiv. 4%
Beta-carotene 374 μg
Thiamine
0.067 mg
Riboflavin
0.04 mg
Niacin 1.084 mg
Pantothenic acid 0.451 mg
Vitamin B6 0.11 mg
Folate 49 μg
Vitamin C 228.3 mg
Vitamin K 2.2 μg
Calcium 18 mg
Iron 0.26 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Manganese 0.15 mg
Phosphorus 40 mg
Potassium 417 mg

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