Ten fun facts about Guavas
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Guavas are popular for making jellies, jams, marmalades and juices because of its high level of pectin.
The spread of guavas is thanks to many mammals and birds, since after they consume the fruit, they disperse the seeds through their droppings.
The common apple guava, has been researched and extracts from its leaves and bark are implicated in therapeutic uses against cancer, inflammation and pain.
Guavas have 5 times the amount of Vitamin C and 70 times the amount of fiber that an orange has.Fact 5
While seedless guavas are available, the typical guava has anywhere from 100-500 small seeds. Their seeds are edible.Fact 6
They are eaten differently in many countries. Some eat it raw, like an apple and others eat it with a pinch of salt, peppper or cayenne powder.Fact 7
Guava wood is used in the United States for meat smoking while the leaves are used for barbecues in Cuba and Mexico.Fact 8
In folk medicine, guava leaves are used as a remedy for diarrhea and in Trinidad, the leaves are made into a tea for diarrhea, dysentery and a fever.Fact 9
Since the fruit is rich with Vitamin A, it is a promoter of vision health and preventing the degradation of eyesight.Fact 10
Although they are considered a tropical fruit, they can be grown indoors. The plant can produce fruit as early as 2 years or as long as 8 years. Click here for more food facts ❯
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