Should You Be Eating Guava?

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If you’re a bit bored with regular fruits like bananas, apples, and oranges, there are things you can try to experience new flavors. For example, you can try guava, a tropical fruit native to Mexico that today grows all around the world. The fruit is often used in pies and cakes and it makes a delicious ice cream flavor.

Guava resembles a green apple from the outside, though the inside can be white, pink, and everything in between. The fruit smells pleasantly and can be eaten raw, though it’s popular for use in many different recipes. One guava fruit has only 38 calories and 5 grams of sugar, which makes it a perfect snack for any dietary needs. Thanks to the high levels of Vitamins A and C, folic acid, potassium, manganese, and copper, guava is often called a “superfruit”.

“Guava is a very good source of fiber, thus it can assist with digestive health,” clinical nutrition manager Michelle Lowery told How Stuff Works. She added that guava is a great source of fiber, which is important because most people don’t consume enough fiber on a daily basis.

Have you tried guava yet?