Guava (अमरूद) Recipes

The guava is a tropical fruit with a rough outer skin and a sweet seedy flesh. It gives off a fragrance which is similar to lemon. The outer skin is green and changes color to either yellow, maroon or green when ripe.

Nutrition

  • A very good source of Vitamin-A, and flavonoids like beta-carotene
  • An excellent source of antioxidant vitamin-C
  • Rich source of potassium
  • Moderate source of minerals like magnesium, copper, and manganese

Health Benefits

  • Ensure a healthy nervous system for unborn babies
  • helps digestive process
  • reduce chances of wrinkles, saggy or dry skin
  • treat acne and smooth the texture of your skin
  • relieve symptoms such as sore throat 

Purchase Guide

  • The fruit is soft when ripe with sweet musky aroma and creamy texture. Internally, its flesh varies in color depending up on the cultivar and may be white, pink, yellow, or red. Ripe fruits have a rich flavor with a sweet-tart taste. 
  • Press gently on the rind of the fruit. Though the skin may be thin or thick, depending on variety, a ripe guava should be slightly soft under pressure.
  • Look for guavas that do not have blemishes.

Storage

  • If the guavas aren’t ripe yet, let them sit on the counter for 2-3 days until the skin yields when you press on the fruit.
  • Refrigerate ripened guavas up to 5-6 days in a plastic/paper bag.

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