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Guava is a tropical fruit featuring a unique flavor and containing ample supplies of protein and fat compared with most fruits. Guava, which contain 81 percent water, is native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

Guava (Psidium guajava) grows on small trees in the Myrtle family.

An ounce of guava weighs 28 grams and contains 19 calories, with a cup weighing in at 165 grams and loaded with 112 calories. Guava is rich in a few vitamins, particularly Vitamin C, along with several minerals, notably potassium.

Guava is harvested commercially in many tropical and subtropical countries, with apple guava being the leading cultivar produced. Guava containing red “meal” such as Thai maroon contain more nutrition than green-apple guava.


Stats for 100 Grams of Guava (Common, Raw)

  • 68 calories

Notable Nutrients

Percentages based on the Reference Daily Intake for a 2,000-calorie diet

  • Vitamin A: 12.5%
  • Vitamin B1: 4.5%
  • Vitamin B3: 5.4%
  • Vitamin B5: 4.5%
  • Vitamin B6: 5.5%
  • Vitamin C: 380.5%
  • Copper: 11.5%
  • Folate: 12.3%
  • Magnesium: 5.5%
  • Manganese: 7.5%
  • Potassium: 11.9%

Carbs/Protein/Fat

  • Carbohydrates: 75.7%
  • Protein: 12.6%
  • Fat: 11.7%

Food Type

  • Subacid fruit

Sources

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