Guava Fruit Facts
What is it?
Guava, an exotic fruit, is grown in tropical and subtropical regions. Its exact origin is unknown but it is believed to have originated in southern Mexico or Central America. The fruit is 2 to 4 inches long and is round, oval, or pear-shaped. Before reaching full maturity the thin skin is green, hard, and very astringent. Upon ripening, the fruit softens and the skin turns from green to yellowish green. The flesh varies in color from white to yellowish, light- to dark-pink, or red. The fruit contains numerous tiny seeds.
What is so good about it?
Ripened guava has a strong, sweet, musky odor. Its sweetness and acidity is well-balanced. It is very tropical in flavor, similar to a mixture of pear, quince, and fig. Guava blends very well with other fruits including mango, peach, and passion fruit. Unlike other mainstream tropical fruits such as pineapple, guava is continuing to grow in popularity. As consumers look to expand their culinary experiences, Guava could be the next big tropical sensation. From a nutritional perspective, 1 cup (251 g) of pink guava nectar is an excellent source of vitamin C.
How to use it
Guava is a very versatile tropical fruit of growing culinary importance. It can be used as the main ingredient in any product or as a complement to other fruits. It can be used in tropical drinks, smoothies, yogurts, ice creams, jellies, syrups, sauces, cocktails, and many other products. Guava can be used in many culinary applications like guava cheesecake, guava and cream cheese turnover, guava barbecue sauce, and guava margaritas. Guava is a staple in ethnic markets and also very helpful in adding color to juice blends. It is a fruit that will diversify any product lineup.
What iTi offers
iTi offers white guava puree and concentrate pink guava concentrate, puree, and essence. The products are 100% natural, GMO free, and produced from fresh, ripe, carefully selected fruit. They do not contain artificial color, flavors, or preservatives. They are processed in FDA registered facilities which are HACCP and Kosher-certified.