Excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. Good source of vitamin A, folate and potassium.
What To Look For
Soft, pale yellow skins with pink flesh. Sweet aroma. Smaller ones are best. Choose those that give to gentle palm pressure but that have not yet begun to show spots.
Easy Storage and Preparation
Store at room temperature or refrigerate. Use within a day or two. Refrigerate ripe fruit in a plastic or paper bag for up to a week. Guavas are very delicate handle with care. Cut in half and remove flesh with a spoon. The seeds are edible.
Raw: use for dessert sauces, juice, sorbets. Good with a spritz of lime juice. Cooked: use for jam.