Guava Jelly from Guava

For many years now I love this brand of Guava jelly just simply because it has different taste than other fruits jelly. I bought this this year and I’m soo loving it maybe because I love eating raw guava to especially those apply guava kind. I love it with soy sauce and salt in together. And Guava has also Nutritional value for us aside eating it and the leaves are useful as herbal medicine.

Guava Health Benefits

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.

Guavas contain both carotenoids and polyphenols like (+)-gallocatechin, guaijaverin, leucocyanidin and amritoside – the major classes of antioxidant pigments – giving them relatively high potential antioxidant value among plant foods. As these pigments produce the fruit skin and flesh color, guavas that are red-orange have more pigment content as polyphenol, carotenoid and pro-vitamin A, retinoid sources than yellow-green ones.

Potential medical uses

Since the 1950s, guavas – particularly the leaves – have been a subject for diverse research in chemical identity of their constituents, pharmacological properties and history in folk medicine. Most research, however, has been conducted on apple guava, with other species remaining undefined. From preliminary medical research in laboratory models, extracts from apple guava leaves or bark are implicated in bacterial infections, inflammation and pain.

Guava leaves are used in folk medicine as a remedy for diarrhea and, as well as the bark, for their supposed antimicrobial properties and as an astringent. Guava leaves or bark are used in traditional treatments against diabetes. In Trinidad, a tea made from young leaves is used for diarrhea, dysentery and fever.

Common Guava, per 165 g of individual fruit portion

Calories

112 g

Moisture  

133 g

Dietary Fiber

8.9 g (36%)

Protein

4.2 g (8%)

Fat

1.6 g (2%)

Ash

2.3 g

Carbohydrates

23.6 g (8%)

Calcium

30 mg (3%)

Phosphorus

66 mg (7%)

Iron

0.4 mg (2%)

Potassium

688 mg (20%)

Copper

0.4 mg (19%)

Beta-carotene (Vitamin A)

1030 IU (21%)

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

377 mg (628%)

Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

0.1 mg (7%)

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

0.1 mg (4%)

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

1.8 mg (9%)

Folic acid

81 mcg (20%

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