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Eat guavas raw or use in jams, juices

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 06, 2012

~~<p>Guavas are a fruit once found growing wild in forests and along roads throughout the islands, bountiful in the summer months. That's not as likely on Oahu anymore, though the fruit is still prolific on the neighbor islands.</p>
<p>Guava is a sweet-sour fruit with a distinctive tropical flavor. Fruit can be oval or round, egg- to apple-size. Varieties differ in seediness and flavor; skin color can range from greenish white to yellow, while the flesh ranges from yellow to bright pink. A fruit that gives a little to pressure is ripe and should be eaten raw, out of hand or diced in a salad. Fresh guavas are a good source of vitamins A and C.</p>
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Guavas are a fruit once found growing wild in forests and along roads throughout the islands, bountiful in the summer months. That's not as likely on Oahu anymore, though the fruit is still prolific on the neighbor islands.

Guava is a sweet-sour fruit with a distinctive tropical flavor. Fruit can be oval or round, egg- to apple-size. Varieties differ in seediness and flavor; skin color can range from greenish white to yellow, while the flesh ranges from yellow to bright pink. A fruit that gives a little to pressure is ripe and should be eaten raw, out of hand or diced in a salad. Fresh guavas are a good source of vitamins A and C. Login for more...



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