Ten fun facts about Guavas


Fact 1
Guavas are popular for making jellies, jams, marmalades and juices because of its high level of pectin.

Fact 2
The spread of guavas is thanks to many mammals and birds, since after they consume the fruit, they disperse the seeds through their droppings.

Fact 3
The common apple guava, has been researched and extracts from its leaves and bark are implicated in therapeutic uses against cancer, inflammation and pain.


Fact 4
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.


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Short about Guavas
A plant which contains about 100 species of shrubs and trees.