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It is a small tree native from the tropical regions of Central America and northern South America. The Guava fruit have a red elliptic shape 2 to 4 in (5-10cm) long.
The pulp has a very sweet taste like a strawberry with a refreshing acidity. Guavas are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, folic acid, and the dietary minerals, potassium, copper and manganese. Having a generally broad, low-calorie profile of essential nutrients, a single common guava fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. There are innumerable recipes for utilizing guavas in pies, cakes, puddings, sauce, ice cream, jam, butter, marmalade, chutney, relish, catsup, and other products.
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