Guava

Closeup of a red guava cut in half, in the background several guavas and green leaf

Psidium guajava

Guava (Wikipedia)
Ripe apple guavas (Psidium guajava)
Guavas, common
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy285 kJ (68 kcal)
14.32 g
Sugars8.92 g
Dietary fiber5.4 g
0.95 g
2.55 g
VitaminsQuantity
%DV
Vitamin A equiv.
4%
31 μg
3%
374 μg
Thiamine (B1)
6%
0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
3%
0.04 mg
Niacin (B3)
7%
1.084 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
9%
0.451 mg
Vitamin B6
8%
0.11 mg
Folate (B9)
12%
49 μg
Vitamin C
275%
228.3 mg
Vitamin K
2%
2.2 μg
MineralsQuantity
%DV
Calcium
2%
18 mg
Iron
2%
0.26 mg
Magnesium
6%
22 mg
Manganese
7%
0.15 mg
Phosphorus
6%
40 mg
Potassium
9%
417 mg
Sodium
0%
2 mg
Zinc
2%
0.23 mg
Other constituentsQuantity
Lycopene5204 µg

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA FoodData Central

Guava (/ˈɡwɑːvə/) is a common tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions. Psidium guajava (common guava, lemon guava) is a small tree in the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. Although related plants may also be called guavas, they belong to other species or genera, 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.

Guava (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Recorded since 1555, from Spanish guaya, a variant of guayaba, from Arawak guayabo (guava tree).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡwɑvə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːvə

Noun

guava (countable and uncountable, plural guavas)

  1. A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, Psidium guajava.
  2. 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.
  3. A medium reddish-pink colour, like that of guava flesh (also called
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