Guava is a common tropical fruit that is cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions.
Hii Foodies!!! How are you all??? The love for guava cannot be denied; in fact many of us are fond of having Guava. This delicious fruit is mostly grown in tropical and subtropical areas of the globe. Although less is known about its origin, they are said to be Central America, Mexico and northern parts of South America’s native. Here we are with some fascinating facts about Guava
It belongs to the family Myrtaceae and its botanical name of guava is Psidium guajava (lemon guava). Guava has many phytochemicals that are very beneficial for health in fact this little fleshy seedy fruit is a rich source of vitamins B, C, A, and E. It is packed with goodness of minerals such as potassium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus and also a very good source of dietary fibers and. While you grab a slice of your favorite fruit guava there is much more to know about this super fruit.
Here’s some fascinating facts about guava a tropical little fruit.
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- The name “guava” comes through the Spanish “guayaba” which means “guava tree”. Apparently it has been adjusted in many European and Asian languages with similar meaning.
- Guava is known as a “super fruit”. It has 4 times high vitamin C content than an orange, 3 times more proteins and 4 times more fiber than a pineapple. It has slightly more potassium than a banana.
- Guavas are known for their seedy flesh. It actually contains 100-500 edible seeds in the center of it.
- The guava plant has a lifespan of 40 years.
- Here are around 150 varieties.
- Although having a lot of benefits, surprisingly at one point in Philippine mythology the guava was forbidden. This trend actually changed when a child prayed to the gods to make the inedible fruit delicious so he could feed a beggar.
- The reason behind calling it a super-fruit is, it has many vitamins and minerals but low fat and calories.
- Do you know??? There are some invasive species of guava namely Strawberry guava and apple guava.
- From around 150 species of guava some are endangered and Jamaica guava is already extinct due to habitat loss.
- “Apple guavas” are the most commonly found and eaten guavas.
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- Guava is sometimes used for decorative purposes with having smooth, rust colored barks. Indeed the wood of a guava tree is used for smoking meat.
- Guava fruit needs patience to grow; it starts to produce fruit about 2 to 8 years after planting. Under the flawless climate conditions, guava trees produce fruit 2 times per year.
- The middle of the guava fruit contains 100 to 500 miniature seeds. The seeds are although edible, however, some varieties of guava are seedless.
- Red guavas are called maroon guava.
- In El Salvador, the wood of a guava shrub is used to make hair combs.
- In 2016, India was the biggest producer of guavas.
- India has over 27,000 tons of the pink guavas every year.
- The young guava leaves are beneficial; they are boiled to make tea to cleanse wounds.
- Brazil’s Dom Eliseu municipality has the largest guava plantation.
- Apart from having some benefits guava can also be used as an ingredient for a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Patience is like guava, if you pluck early you get a tasteless fruit
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