|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||285 kJ (68 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||5.4 g|
|Vitamin A equiv.|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)|
|†Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults. |
Source: USDA FoodData Central
Guava (//) is a common tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions. The common guava Psidium guajava (lemon guava, apple guava) is a small tree in the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. Related plants may also be called guavas; they belong to other species (in Psidium) or genera (in Myrteae), such as the pineapple guava, Feijoa sellowiana. In 2019, 55 million tonnes of guavas were produced worldwide, led by India with 45% of the total. Botanically, guavas are berries.
Recorded since 1555, from Spanish guaya, a variant of guayaba, from Arawak guayabo (“guava tree”).
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡwɑvə/
- Rhymes: -ɑːvə
guava (countable and uncountable, plural guavas)
- A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, Psidium guajava.
- Its yellowish tropical fruit, 1¼ to 2 inches, globular or pear-shaped with thin, yellow, green or brown skin, is often made into jams and jellies. The meat is yellowish or pale green to pink in color.
- A medium reddish-pink colour, like that of guava flesh (also called