Psidium guajava

General Information

Guava is considered an exotic fruit; it is part of a group of one hundred species of tropical trees and small trees. This fruit is spread throughout Central and South America.

It is a round fruit, it has a thin pale green to yellow skin depending on the ripening stage of the fruit. The guava has a white, pink or even orange pulp, creamy and with many hard seeds. Its smell is very pleasant and it has a sweet taste.


Latin name: Psidium guajava
Family plant name: Myrtaceae
Origin: The Caribbean, Central America and South America

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 3g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 18mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 12mg 1%
Phosphorus 4%
Vitamin C 25%
Magnesium 3%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



Guava is well known for its myriad health benefits. It has a highly nutritional value as it is rich in vitamins A, B and C. It has high percentage of fiber, antioxidants such as lycopene and it is low in calories. It provides   iron, phosphorus and calcium.

It also has antibacterial, antispasmodic and antidiarrheal properties.


  • Improves digestion:

Due to its high fiber content, guava stimulates bowel movements, combats heartburn and is essential for treating ulcers.

  • Promotes weight loss:

Guava is rich in pectin, a type of fiber that generates a feeling of satiety which naturally reduces hunger

  • Take care of our skin:

As it is a fruit rich in antioxidants, especially lycopene, it prevents the aging of cells.

  • Reduces bad cholesterol:

The soluble fibers contained in guava facilitate the elimination of cholesterol through the feces.

  • Prevents colds:

Due to its high amount of vitamin C, guava works as an anti-flu.

  • Improves brain health:

Guava increases blood flow, relaxes the nerves and facilitates concentration.

  • Improves visual health:

Due to its high amount of vitamin A, guava maintains the good condition of the cornea and the tissues that protect the eyes.



Guava is varied around the world, it can be consumed in juices, jams, sweets, desserts, jellies and tea.

To consume it whole, make sure it is soft and without blemishes. Proceed to wash it, you can split it and eat it into pieces or just bite into it like an apple.