Guava is a great incredibly healthy tropical fruit, and also full of vitamins. The fruits are round, oval or pear-shaped with edible seeds and cream. It can be of different kinds, white, pink, yellow and even red.
These amazing fruits have been known for sweet and fresh flavor for centuries, but can also be used in different ways and are considered even “magical” because of a combination of nutrients and medicinal uses.
Guava fruit is incredibly rich in vitamin C and contains four times more vitamin C than the average orange. And ten times as much vitamin A of lemon. High vitamin C content destroys free radicals and prevents oxidation, which reduces the risk of degenerative diseases.
Moreover, guava is also rich in magnesium, potassium, folate, iron, vitamins B2, E, calcium, copper, manganese, and phosphorus and has nearly 70 times more fiber than orange.
Every 100 grams of guava fruit contains:
- 68 calories
- 14.3 grams of carbohydrates
- 2.6 grams of protein
- 228.3 milligrams of vitamin C (381 percent of domestic violence)
- 5.2 mg lycopene (52 percent DV)
- 5.4 grams of fiber (21.6 percent DV)
- 624 IU vitamin A (12.5 percent DV)
- 49 μg folic acid (12.3 percent DV)
- 0.2 milligrams of copper (11.5 percent DV)
- 417 milligrams of potassium (8.8 percent DV)
- 22 milligrams of magnesium (5.5 percent DV)
- 40 milligrams of phosphorus (4 percent DV)
Here are some of her health benefits:
The incredibly high levels of vitamin C strengthen the immune system, protect body cells from damage, and fight pathogens.
Vitamin C helps to absorb vitamin E, thus lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol (HDL).
High vitamin C content helps iron absorption and thus prevents anemia.
High fiber content helps digestion and treats gastrointestinal infections, diarrhea, and other digestive problems.
Guava is abundant in potassium and dietary fiber that reduces bad cholesterol and improves heart health.
Enhances the content of sodium, magnesium, calcium and high bone phosphorus.
Guava prevents skin damage and delays premature aging. In addition, vitamins C and A promote skin elasticity and firmness.
Carotenoids and antioxidants in guava improve eye health, prevent the development of cataracts and yellow spots.
The fruit of mature guava is lighter and better for consumption. You can eat them raw and dip them in plum powder or juice or add them to juices. Despite being a tasty and healthy snack, guava meat can also be used as a cooking and baking ingredient and medically used.
However, note that you must eat the fruits of guava regularly in order to reap all these benefits!