History and Facts:
The guava is native to the Caribbean. Its skin is thin, light yellow and blushed with pink. A ripe guava softens to the touch. Guavas emit a strong, sweet, pungent fragrance. The flesh is white, red or salmon-colored and flavor ranges from strawberry to lemon to tropical.
Guavas have 42 calories per 1/2 cup and are rich in potassium and vitamins A and C.
When storing or displaying, be sure to leave the guavas out of the cooler unless the fruit is breaking. Ripe guavas should be refrigerated. The fruit should be ripened at room temperature, and is ripe when it yields to gentle pressure.
January to February and May to October
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