We have come to the final entry in our ‘superfruits’ series. For the past week, we have been featuring foods which are superbly rich in antioxidants. They are a great substitute for the common fruits which are easily available in our food basket – including apples, grapes and oranges.
Our last entry is the exotic guava fruit. Aside from being rich in antioxidants, guava has five times the vitamin C content as a medium orange. For all the women out there, vitamin C-rich foods are great for fighting those wrinkles.
Aside from this, guava has bacteria-fighting agents which help promote wound healing. This exotic fruit also improves the digestive system, it helps prevent the risks of certain cancers and it lowers your cholesterol level. Finally, guava is a great source of calcium, iron, folic acid, fiber, potassium and iron.
The outer and inner flesh, the seed and the rind of the guava fruit are all edible. You can eat them as is, but they can also be added in fruit cobbler recipes and cocktail drinks.