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How to Eat Guava

author image M.H. Dyer
M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.
How to Eat Guava
How to Eat Guava

Guava is a tropical fruit roughly the size of a tennis ball. Depending on the variety, the color of a guava is pale green or yellow. When ripe, the flesh of a peeled guava is reddish in color, and the flavor is sweet and refreshing. A whole guava has between 50 and 112 calories, and contains a number of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A and folate. Although guavas are available in the U.S. all year, summer is the peak season.

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Step 1

Rinse a guava under cool running water, without soap.

Step 2

Cut out any bruised areas with the tip of a paring knife.

Step 3

Cut the guava in half crossways. Use a teaspoon to remove seeds from the center of the fruit. The guava is ready to eat.

Step 4

Serve guava with ice cream or yogurt, or cut the guava in chunks and add it to a fruit salad with orange wedges, sliced bananas and other fruit.

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