GUAVA - 10lbs
Scientific name is Psidium Guajava. Fruit round, ovate or pear-shaped, 3-10 cm long depending on variety. The young pods are green, when ripe, they turn yellow, the flesh of the pods is white, yellow or red; white, yellow or red flesh. Ripe fruit has a sweet or sour taste and has a characteristic aroma
Guava (Psidium guajava), or lemon guava, is a common tropical fruit grown in many tropical and subtropical regions but native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. In our farm, we cultivated “white” guavas which have sweet, off-white flesh and less seeds. Guavas are available from beginning spring through winter.
The most alluring element of a guava is its fragrance, a bouquet of bright tropical aromatics. The flesh is unique to many fruits, its texture a combination of a firm banana with the succulence of an apple. Tiny edible seeds pattern the flesh’s core. The flavor of guava reflects its aromatics, though more subtle with notes of pineapple, papaya, banana and lemon.
Guavas are incredibly delicious and packed with nutrients. This tropical fruit is low in calories, loaded with fiber, and an excellent addition to a healthy diet. Particularly, guavas are one of the richest food sources of vitamin C. Moreover, they are full of fiber and low in calories, meaning that they may help you feel full and aid weight loss. Meanwhile, the high level of antioxidants and vitamins in guavas can help slow down the aging of your skin as some studies have confirmed.
Although guava is a fruit, its culinary uses are nearly unlimited. Guava can be eaten whole for simple fresh eaten. They may be used for applications both sweet and savory, fresh, cooked, hot and cold. Perfect companion ingredients which will bring out more complexity of flavor in a guava include bananas, chocolate, mango, ginger, pears, vanilla, cinnamon and sweet wines.
Guavas can be paired with soft cheeses such as chevre and mascarpone, seafood such as shrimp, scallops and halibut, and fatty meats like bacon, pork loin and pork chops. Guavas are also a perfect dessert ingredient in ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, panna cotta and custards.