Guava typically grows in tropical countries, where it is tagged as the ‘poor man’s apple’. When it comes to nutrition, however, the poor part is ill-deserved because guava is very rich in nutrition.
The fruit is made up of three layers: the skin which ranges in color depending on the variety of guava that you will buy; the softer, inner flesh of the fruit, and the core which is composed of soft flesh and tiny seeds. The entire fruit is edible, and can it can be consumed raw or ripe.
Healthwise, the rind of a guava fruit has more vitamin C than a typical orange fruit. It also has lycopene, potassium, dietary fibers, vitamin A, iron and pectin. The last item is an enzyme which helps aid digestion. Due to its high nutritional content, guava is beneficial for those who are experiencing heart problems, high blood pressure, lung congestion, and asthma.
You can look for this exotic health food in Latin grocery stores, or in the produce section of local supermarkets.