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Guava

The guava is called the apple of the tropics. It is native to tropical America, but has been dispersed throughout all equatorial regions. It Is grown in subtropical Florida and California, and the tree is a hearty one.

The guava tree produces large quantities of fruit. The fruit is round, with a white or yellow skin and a pulp of the same color, although the pulp is sometimes crimson. It ranges from the size of a large cherry to that of a pear or apple.

Benefits of Guava

The guava is subacid and alkaline in reaction. It has a high vitamin C content, and also contains potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, and chlorine. It is good for the skeletal and lymphatic systems.

Nutrients in one pound

Calories
273
Iron
4.0 mg
Protein
3.5 g
1,230 I.U.
Fat
2.6 g
.23 mg
Carbohydrates
66 g
.21 mg
Calcium
101 mg
5.1 mg
Phosphorus
185 mg
Ascorbic acid
1,065 mg

 


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