Guava full of vitamin C
Caribbean is the native of guava. Guava’s skin is thin and light yellow in color with pink inside. A ripe guava is very soft to touch. Guavas produce a strong, sweet and sharp smell. The flesh is of the fruit can be white, red or salmon-colored as there are so many varieties. The flavor of guava varies from strawberry to lemon to tropical. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of fiber.
Guava is filled with many vitamins and nutrients, that it can compete with and in some cases surpass many other fruits in this area.
Guavas are one of the best fruits available. It is free from cholesterol saturated and sodium. In addition to all these it is low in fat and calories and high in fiber. It also helps in controlling blood pressure. Studies have revealed that guava helps in fighting against cancer.
A guava contains 5 times more vitamin C than an orange. Another interesting fact about guava is that it is a very good thirst quencher.
Like most of the tropical fruits guavas should not be refrigerated unless they are over ripe. It is very good because it has key nutrients like: vitamin C, carotenoids, folate, potassium, fiber, calcium and iron.
When you buy guavas make sure that the fruit is firm and free of bruises. Ripe guavas should have a sweet fruity aroma.