How To Eat A Guava

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How To Eat A Guava

The guava is one of those fruits that conjure up sand, sea, and the tropics. Even the name is exotic. When shopping for this delectable fruit, you will notice that they are a bit on the expensive side for a fruit that is smaller than a pear. Once you smell the fragrant aroma and the taste sensations that burst in your mouth, you will find the cost was well worth it. The flavor of the guava can range from tart to sweet, depending on the variety you choose.

Step 1: Picking The Ideal Guava

To get the full enjoyment from each bite of guava, choose one that is ripe. Select a guava and put it in the palm of your hand. Squeeze it gently to see if it gives. If it does, this is a guava just waiting to be eaten.

Step 2: Eating The Fruit

Preparing a guava to eat is a very simple process. The guava should be cut in half and the sweet insides scooped out. The seeds are tasty as well. It is a great snack you can eat anytime. You can slice the guava and store in the refrigerator to grab as a sweet treat on the go.

Step 3: Leave No Trace Behind

An added bonus to eating guava is that the whole fruit is nutritious and delicious to eat. The rind or the skin of the guava is packed with plenty of vitamin C. It is said to leave an aftertaste, but judge for yourself. The flesh inside is most like the flesh of the pear and, of course, this is the main course. The middle, or central, part has seeds that are small and hard, and these are good to eat too. The flesh surrounding the seeds brings to mind the taste of strawberries and feels like a tomato once eaten. For many people, this is the favorite part of the guava, and they eagerly scoop the tender insides out with a spoon.

Various Uses Of The Guava

There are many varieties of guava, and you can expect them to be flavored differently. The colors of a guava can range from greenish tones, to yellow, to as dark as purple-black. Inside, the flesh of the fruit may be red or a creamy white. They are either pear-shaped or round, and their skin might be smooth or rough.

Guava is a great addition to any green or fruit salad you are considering serving. It can also be served as an appetizer, when it is sliced with dips of honey, sugar, or cream cheese on the side. For a truly exotic presentation, slice oranges, pineapple, strawberries, mango, kiwi, and lime, and serve topped with guava.

Guava is a refreshing drink when juiced. Make a special guava martini at your next get-together, to give guests a tropical kick. It is a great flavoring to add to homemade ice creams, sherbets, and sorbets. Ask any salsas, preserves, and jams to vote for their favorite ingredient and they will surely choose guava.

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  1. Kevin said,

    on April 21st, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Do you cut it along the equator or from pole to pole?

  2. kaycee said,

    on October 19th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I found the small, lime sized guavas @ the market tonight & hope it’s the sweet, pink flesh that is often used in tropical drinks. Now I know how to cut it. Thanks.

  3. me said,

    on November 23rd, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you! great guide! we’re trying new foods in our school and today was guava! We had no clue how to eat it – so your guide was perfect. 1/6 of our kids liked it. The rest didn’t. We’ll keep trying….

  4. swazeemoto said,

    on February 11th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Never seen a fresh guava until now. My gut insinct to select a guava like that of a not too ripe avacado paid off. The guava was easy to cut and yummy to eat. Thanks for the info session. It was very helpful!

  5. Anonymous said,

    on February 6th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    a very useful guide

  6. Anonymous said,

    on February 6th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    this was an amazing, informational and useful website!