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14 Sweet Facts About Guava

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I really love guava. After all, its pulp is so juicy, it tastes like strawberries, apples, and pineapple at the same time.

  1. Guava is an evergreen plant of the Myrtle family, which includes about 100 species. This plant is native to the tropics of South America, but today it is grown in other parts of the world.
  2. Guava is a small round or oval fruit up to 12 centimeters long, similar in appearance to an apple or pear.
  3. The exotic guava fruit has a pleasant aroma that resembles the fresh scent of lemon peel, while the fruit is fragrant even as a whole. If you bring guava into the room, the strong and pleasant aroma of this fruit will drown out even the smell of tobacco.
  4. Since there are many species of guava, the fruits of these plants differ primarily in appearance. Their color ranges from yellow and green to burgundy.
  5. Guava fruits differ in skin and taste. Some species may have a dense and bitter rind, while others may be thin and sweet, while the flesh of the fruit can be both sweet and sour.
  6. Mainly juices, jams, and jellies, ice cream, and marmalade are made with guava. The fruit is also popular in the preparation of alcoholic beverages. Red guava, for example, is often used in place of tomatoes in sauces.
  7. Depending on the variety, guava may contain more vitamin C than oranges, but the fruit does not taste sour.
  8. The health benefits of guava are very diverse. The fruit improves digestion, especially if eaten with peel and seeds, has a beneficial effect on the lymphatic system, improves immunity, and helps with intestinal infections.
  9. Guava is very rich in manganese, a deficiency of which leads to metabolic disorders. It is noteworthy that this fruit is useful for people of any age, including pregnant women, as it contains a large amount of folic acid.
  10. The tree is harvested once a year. Less often it happens twice, but the fruits will be smaller. It usually takes three to five months from flowering to harvest. Large fruits weigh up to 160 g, small ones only 70 g.
  11. The properties and composition of the fruit help to lose weight. The peel of the fruit contains more antioxidants than the pulp. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antitumor, and antispasmodic effects.
  12. Not only the guava fruit is useful, but the benefits of the leaves and bark of this plant are also irrefutable. Tea is brewed from them. This drink tones up cures dysentery relieves dizziness and set the menstrual cycle. The crushed leaves are applied to the wound to stop the inflammation and the reproduction of pathogenic microbes.
  13. This fruit does not tolerate storage. After buying it, they immediately eat it, well, at worst, it is not stored for long in the refrigerator. Guava absorbs odors well, so it is kept separate from other products, or in a sealed container. You can freeze, from this the beneficial properties of guava are not lost.
  14. Guava has no serious contraindications, but in some cases, it can harm the body. One of the caveats is caution when taking allergy sufferers and diabetics. In general, as in everything else, in eating even healthy guava, you must adhere to the norm and not overeat.

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