Importance of well balance diet:

All food contains all of the nutrients we need to be healthy, it is necessary to eat various foods in sufficient amounts. A good diet will include many different foods, and sufficient in quantity and quality to meet an individual’s need for food energy and other micro nutrients.

By eating GUAVAS you will have the following benefits.

GUAVAS

Typical serving size:

1 medium guava (3
17 oz or 90g)

HOW THEY HARM

Allergies

WHAT THEY HEAL

Cancer Heart disease Constipation Weight gain GRAPE FACTS
  • European grapes encompass most of the varieties used for table food and wine
  • American grapes have skins that slip off easily and are used mostly to make jams, jellies, and juice
  • The European type is the more nutritious of the two, but neither ranks high on the nutritional scale when compared to other fruits
    A small tropical fruit that originated in southern Mexico and Central America, the guava fruit can be round, ovoid, or pear-shaped
    The thin skins vary in color from pale yellow to yellow green
    Most varieties have meaty deep-pink flesh, although some are yellow, red, or white
    Ripe guavas have a fragrant, musky aroma and a sweet flavor, with hints of pineapple or banana
    You may also find canned guava, guava jelly, dried guava, and other guava products; most of these are processed with a lot of sugar, so stick to the fresh fruit

    Health Benefits

    Offers cancer protection
    By weight, guavas have almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange: One medium guava provides 165 mg, compared to only 75 mg in a fresh orange
    Vitamin C, an important antioxidant, helps protect cells from free radical damage: People who consume high amounts of vitamin C through foods generally have lower rates of many types of cancer, such as lung, breast, and colon
    Reduces risk of heart disease
    One guava contains 256 mg of potassium and 5 g of fiber, much of it in the form of pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers high blood cholesterol
    Relieves constipation
    The fiber in guava also promotes good digestive function
    Aids weight loss
    One whole guava has about 45 calories, making it a low-calorie treat any time of day
    The fiber also helps you feel full
    About half of the guava fruit is filled with small, hard seeds
    Although in some varieties, such as Sweet White Indonesian, the seeds are fully edible, most people discard them
    If the seeds are eaten, they contribute extra fiber and lesser amounts of the same nutrients found in the flesh

    Health Risks

    Allergic reactions
    Dried guavas are often treated with sulfites, which may provoke asthma attacks or allergic reactions in those who are sulfur sensitive

    Allergies

  • Stir-fry sliced guava and red onion with chicken breast
  • Add peeled guava chunks to a fruit salad
  • Serve wedges with manchego cheese and wheat crackers

    Buying Tip

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  • Look for fresh guavas during the late fall and early winter
  • When selecting guavas, choose fruits that are firm but not hard
  • A guava is ripe when the skin yields slightly when pressed
    Storing Tip
  • If the guava is not ripe enough, place it in a brown paper bag with a banana or an apple to hasten ripening