Guava is a popular fruit cultivated in many tropical regions. In recent years it has become particularly common in India. As well as their sweet taste and soft texture, they are also enjoyed for their many health benefits and have even been hailed as one of the ‘super fruits’. Guavas have, for example, four times higher vitamin C content than oranges, and they contain similar levels of potassium to a banana. Guavas also contain about 80% water and are therefore naturally hydrating.
Guavas are also rich in dietary fibre, vitamins A and B6, folate, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. This means they have a huge range of health benefits, such as improving eyesight, regulating blood pressure, treating scurvy, aiding weight loss, providing skin and dental care, reducing oxidative stress, improving brain health, and being an immunity booster. To add to their ‘super-fruit’ status, Guavas are one of the least chemically treated and sprayed fruits.