Guavas (Myrtaceae) are round fruits with a thin bumpy outer skin and creamy inner pulp that is packed with seeds.

Health Benefits of Guavas:
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
  • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
  • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Guavas, and may not necessarily be related to Guavas.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Guavas: Vitamin A | Lycopene | Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Magnesium | Manganese | Potassium | Copper |

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Nutrition Facts
Guavas common raw             
Serving Size 100g
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.95g1%
    Saturated Fat 0.272g1%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 2mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 14.3g5%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4g22%
    Sugar 8.9g~
Protein 2.6g~
Vitamin A12%Vitamin C381%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 624IU12%
    Retinol equivalents 31μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 374μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 228.3mg381%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.73mg4%
Vitamin K 2.6μg3%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.067mg4%
Riboflavin 0.04mg2%
Niacin 1.084mg5%
Pantothenic acid 0.451mg5%
Vitamin B6 0.11mg6%
Folate 49μg12%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 49μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 49μg~
Choline 7.6mg~
Lycopene 5204μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 0μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.26mg1%
Magnesium 22mg6%
Phosphorus 40mg4%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 417mg12%
Zinc 0.23mg2%
Copper 0.23mg12%
Manganese 0.15mg8%
Selenium 0.6μg1%
Water 80.8g~
Ash 1.39g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.39
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio2.57
Total Omega 3s112mg
18D3 Linolenic112mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s288mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Tryptophan 22mg8%
Threonine 96mg9%
Isoleucine 93mg7%
Leucine 171mg6%
Lysine 72mg3%
Methionine 16mg2%
Cystine ~mg~%
Phenylalanine 6mg1%
Tyrosine 31mg4%
Valine 87mg5%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 80.8%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.18

How to choose Guavas: The most important thing to consider when choosing a guava is the smell. Find a guava that smells sweet and it will taste good. Some discolorations on the skin are OK, just avoid any fruits with obvious damage or rotting. A guava will yield when mild pressure is applied and this is a sign that the guava is ripe and ready to eat.

Climate and origin: Guavas originated in tropical portions of Central and South America, and are now widely cultivated in tropical climates all over the world. (zones 8-10 in the U.S.) Guava is a hearty plant and can be grown under green houses in colder climates.

Taste: Guava has a fragrant sweet taste and a mushy texture.

Miscellaneous information: The amount of vitamin C in guavas varies by type. Notably, a Strawberry Guava contains less than a quarter of the vitamin C found in a Common Guava. (Complete nutrient comparison)

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