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Health Benefits:

Aids in weight loss
Anti-aging
Fights free radicals
Improves hair, skin and nails
Increases immunity
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce fever
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of diabetes
Protects skin from UV rays
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 fruit; Calories: 37; Fat: .5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1g; Carbs: 8g; Fiber:3g;  Sugars: 4.9g; Protein: 1.4g; Potassium: 6%DV; Vitamin A: 6%DV; Vitamin C: 209%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 0%DV

Did You Know?

  • When applied externally, Guava has been known to aid in healing wounds, texture of skin, and skin problems! You can even make a body or face wash out of a decoction of Guava leaves and the immature fruit.
  • Guava has 5x the amount of vitamin C as oranges.
  • High in Lycopene

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Juiced
  • Blended in a smoothie

Farming Trivia:

  • Being a tropical plant, guava is planted during the spring/summer seasons
  • Florida is one of the leading commercial producers of guava in the United States, along with Hawaii and Puerto Rico 
  • The guava tolerates and can withstand strong prevailing winds or winds of hurricane velocities

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.