Guava fruit is commonly called as Apple for the poor people. It is rich in many nutrients. Though there are many varieties of guava fruit, we can broadly classify it into two types. One type that has a white colored fleshy part on the inside and the flesh of the other type looks pale red in color.
Next to gooseberries, guava fruit has the highest level of Vitamin-C. In fact, its Vitamin-C content is more than that of an orange fruit. Stem area of the guava fruit has highest levels of Vitamin-C over other areas. But, as the fruit ripens, the level of this vitamin in the fruit is reduced.
It is rich in fiber content, so it is good for digestion. People who suffer from constipation problems can eat this fruit regularly to cure it. Additionally, it also helps to flush out the worms in stomach.
Adding salt, pepper, or chili powder to guava fruit for consumption will ruin its nutrients.
Many people in the countryside use sticks of guava tree as toothbrush and powder of dried guava tree leaves as tooth powder.
Consuming guava fruit along with its outer skin would fetch us all the nutrients in it.
Levels of nutrients in the fruit
- Water – 76%
- Protein – 1.5%
- Fat – 0.2%
- Carbohydrate – 14.5%
- Calcium – 0.1%
- Phosphorus – 0.4%