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Strawberry Guava Fruit

Common Names - Cattley guava, Peruvian guava, Purple guava, Cherry guava, Chinese guava, Guayaba are some of the common names for Strawberry Guava.

Origin - Strawberry Guava is native to coastal areas of Eastern Brazil.

Scientific Name - Psidium littorale formerly known as Psidium cattleianum.

Appearance - Strawberry Guava appears to be dark red in color which tastes similar to strawberry. The pulp of the fruit will be juicy with a semi-transparent texture.

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Nutritive value per 100 g of Star fruit
Principle Nutritive value
Calories 55
Fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 13 g
Protein 2 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Vitamin C 73%
Calcium 6%
Magnesium 3%
Phosphorus 6%
Potassium 5%
Zinc 2%
Iron 4%
Thiamine 8%
Riboflavin 6%
Niacin 5%
Folate 6%

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The strawberry guava is also high in dietary fiber, which helps to keep your digestive system functioning properly. It can help to reduce the risk of digestive issues such as constipation, gas, and bloating. In addition, the fiber can help to reduce your cholesterol levels, keeping your heart healthy.

Strawberry guava is also a great source of antioxidants, which help to protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants can help to reduce the risk of cancer and other degenerative diseases. Additionally, the antioxidants can help to slow down the aging process, giving you younger looking skin.

Finally, strawberry guava is an excellent source of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and iron. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure, while magnesium helps to maintain healthy bones and muscles. Iron helps to increase the production of red blood cells, which helps to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

Overall, the strawberry guava is a great fruit to add to your diet. Not only is it delicious, it is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help to improve your overall health. So if you're looking to add a nutritious fruit to your diet, the strawberry guava is a great choice.

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  1. Though the fruit haves a rich sweet flavour, it is used in the preparation of jams and jellies.

  2. Its leaves play a vital role during tea preparation.

  3. Its small whitish seeds are used as a substitute for coffee.

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Strawberry Guavas are evergreen trees which grows up to maximum of 15-16ft, with wide spreading branches. The leaves grow up to 2 - 4 cm long and the fruit is about 2 inches in diameter with a dark red, purple, yellow or green in color. The skin of the fruit is also edible which tastes similar to rose petal.

How to eat? Strawberry Guavas can be eaten by cutting the fruit into half and scooping out the pulp. Go to Top

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