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Psidium guajava

Family: Myrtaceae | Place of Origin: South America

Origins and history:   

Originally being native to South America, Guava was introduced to India by the Portuguese in the 17th century where it is now currently produced for commercial uses. Guava is also produced in Mexico, Brazil and Thailand. Guava is currently considered an invasive species in many tropical/subtropical islands. 

Identification characteristics  

Uses and preparation

Guava is often eaten raw or juiced. Parts of the plant ranging from fruit to bark are used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Guava also has a vitamin C content higher than an orange by up to four times as well as being a good source of dietary fiber and folic acid.