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Thirst-quenching Guavas

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Guavas takes their origin in Central America. Theses fruits are remarkably rich in antioxidants, fiber, potassium and vitamin C! You can compare the taste to a combination of pear and strawberry, or like some other varieties, to the combination of grapefruit and pear.

Similar to the apple, a guava can be a very good thirst quencher in hot temperatures. The fruit contains edible seeds, and depending on the variety / ripeness the pulp may taste sour or sweet, as the inside differs from white to pink.

Guava leaves can be used as an herbal tea (in Brazil called chá de folha de Goiabeira: Guava leaf tea. An infusion of leaves and Guava fruit), and an extract can be used as a supplement. Even the wood has a function, it is used for meat smoking among barbecue lovers trough Central America and the USA.

Because of the high level op pectin, the Red Guava is also used for jelly’s, jams and marmalades such as Colombian ‘Bocadillo’ and Brazilian ‘Goiabada’.

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Did you know: The (honey like) nectar inside of the Guave plant is used to make a milk-white alcoholic drink called ‘Pulque de guava’. A very popular beverage, in Mexico amongst others.

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Some benefits of the Guave:

  • Containing 4 times the vitamin C found in oranges.
  • Possess anti cancerous properties.
  • Improves levels of the good cholesterol (HDL), improving heart health.
  • Anti-diabetic properties.
  • Improves eye sight due to the presence of vitamin A.
  • Fulfills about 12% of your daily recommended intake of fiber (extremely good for a digestive health).
  • Pregnancy: help in developing the baby's nervous system and protect the newborn from neurological disorders due to the presence of folic acid / vitamin B9.
  • Improves skin complexion and stimulates cognitive functions and weight loss due to a good blood circulation and a good metabolism. It also fights infections.

Avoid drinking water after fruits with high water content. As this can hinder the absorption of nutrients.

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Guava juice recipe:

  1. First mix 2 liters of water with 1 ½ cup of sugar. Set this apart.
  2. Cut the stem off the guavas. Then cut the guava in small parts and put them in the blender.
  3. Add 2 cups of water to the guava parts and blend.
  4. Strain the guava mixture above the sugar water. Discard the seeds.
  5. Mix, chill and enjoy!!

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We can offer you brazilian fresh red Guavas by air, individually vacuum packed in 3 kg boxes. Don’t hesitate to call us for the best offer! 

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