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Guava

Guava is a tropical fruit with immense health-promoting qualities, which has labeled it as a ?super-fruit.? When ripe, the fruit is soft with a sweet musky smell, creamy-textured flesh, and sweet-tart taste. Depending on the cultivar type, the internal flesh can vary in color from white, pink, yellow and red. Guava carries vital vitamins and minerals that play a pivotal role in preventing cancers, aging, and infections. Some of these healthy compounds include dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and lycopene (a pigment that prevents skin damage).

Origin:

Mexico, Central America, northern South America

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Season: Summer

Preferred Growing Climate: Warm

Planting Depth: ??- ?? for seeds; 3-4 times the base of the sapling

Plant Spacing: 15?-25?

Days to Germinate: 28-96 days

Time to Harvest: 3-4 years from seed; shorter time for other propagation methods (cuttings, layering, grafting, budding)

In Season:

Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pairs Well With:

Chicken, pork, Brie cheese, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno, custard, lemon

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per 100 grams

Calories 490

Total Fat 0 g

Saturated fat 0 g

Polyunsaturated fat 0 g

Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13 mg

Sodium 438 mg

Potassium 99 mg

Total Carbohydrates 98 g

Dietary fiber 3 g

Sugars 75 g

Protein 26 g

Vitamin A?? 40%???????????? Vitamin C?? 6%

Calcium?? 80%???????????? Iron?? 47%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.