Common Name: Guava
Vernacular Name: Apple Guava, Guayaba, Jumbu Batu, Farang, Jwafa, Pera, Bayabas
Botanical Name: Psidium guajava
Specimens From: Thailand
Guava is a very common tropical fruit, native from Mexico to northern South America. This is the ugly guava. There are many types of guava, usually round, oval or pear in shape but this cultivar of guava have the most unusual, irregular shape.
The skin is thin and light green in colour with creamy yellow flesh. When ripe, it is soft but don't wait till it over-ripes, it will be mushy. The taste is sweet with a strong musky odor, which some people may dislike it.
The skin is edible and it will be a waste to peel it, because of the extreme high concentration of vitamins (A,B,C) are found in the skin. And that is why, guava is one of the top most nutritious fruit. The problem is, the skin tastes a little bitter. So you decide, nutrient or taste? The best part about this particular cutivar is, it is seedless.
There is also dried guava, taken as snacks.
Fruit: Guava; Psidium guajava; Mytaceae.
Other fruits in the same family: Surinam Cherry, Guava [yellow skin/pink flesh]
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