Monday, August 8, 2011

What’s In Season: Guava the Super Fruit!!!

Guava is all around us even if you have no eyes you can smell it. The taste of the guava is often described as a combination of pears and strawberries.

The guava is a good source of several vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, carotenoids (vitamin A), and folate. It is also a good source of fiber, which is known to help prevent gastrointestinal cancers as well as lowering cholesterol levels. In addition, the level of vitamin C in the edible rind of the guava is five times higher than that of an orange.

What’s In One Guava?

• Vitamin C – 165mg
• Carotene: (Vitamin A) 713 IU
• Calories: 46
• Calcium: 18mg
• Carbohydrates: 10g
• Fiber: 5g
• Protein: 1g
• Fat: 1g

Guavas can be eaten raw, cooked or blended into a drink.

Start eating, drinking or cooking now!! Your time starts now…lol…