Friday, December 26, 2014

Guava is often called “super-fruits.”

Guava is often called “super-fruits.”
In many countries, guava is eaten raw, typically cut into quarters or eaten like an apple, whereas in other countries it is eaten with a pinch of salt and pepper, cayenne powder or a mix of spices (masala). It is known as the winter national fruit of Pakistan. In the Philippines, ripe guava is used in cooking sinigang. Guava is a popular snack in Taiwan, sold on many street corners and night markets during hot weather, accompanied by packets of dried plum powder mixed with sugar and salt 

for dipping. In east Asia, guava is commonly eaten with sweet and sour dried plum powder mixtures. Guava juice is popular in many countries. The fruit is also often prepared in fruit salads.
Because of its high level of pectin, guavas are extensively used to make candies, preserves, jellies, jams, and marmalades and also for juices.
did u know . . .
Red guavas can be used as the base of salted products such as sauces, substituting for tomatoes, especially to minimize acidity.
A drink may be made from an infusion of guava fruits and leaves, which in Brazil is called chá-de-goiabeira, i.e., "tea" of guava tree leaves, considered medicinal.
Why eat this fruit ...
Guava is low in calories and fats but contain several vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The fruit is very rich source of soluble dietary fiber.
Guava-fruit is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin-C.
Vitamin C helps human body develop resistance against infections.
The fruit is a very good source of Vitamin-A & potassium.

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