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Guava is native to the Caribbean. The skin is green or yellow and can be either pear-shaped or round. Guava flesh can be white, red or salmon-colored.

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Jellies, preserves, sherbets, fruit drinks or for breakfast.


Good quality guava should be picked as you would an avocado - it should be stored at room temperature until it gives to gentle pressure. Scar and scuff marks are natural and do not affect the quality.


Avoid product that is overly soft or has soft spots that are visibly discolored.


Only refrigerate product that has fully ripened at room temperature.


Guava will not ripen much after being picked.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Guava is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It's also a good source of Vitamin A, Potassium, Copper, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.

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