- The guava fruit is widely grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.
- There are about 150 varieties, with round to pear shaped fruit that range in size.
- The most common variety is yellow, but the colours of various species can be white, yellow, red, purple or black. The better varieties have a soft rind that is edible.
- The flavour ranges from sweet to tart, with pleasant, highly aromatic white, yellow, pink or red flesh.
- Guavas have 100-500 small seeds, which are edible in some varieties; there are also some seedless varieties.
- Guavas have 5 times the vitamin C of oranges, and are also rich in vitamin B1 and vitamin A.
- The fruit can be eaten fresh out of hand, cut up in fruit salads, or used to make guava paste, ice creams, beverages, and jellies.