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Guava Nutrition

Guava Nutrition Often marketed as a superfruit, guava nutrition is extremely rich in vitamin C and contains an excellent source of lycopene.

  • The guava fruit contains around four times the amount of vitamin C as oranges. Vitamin C is needed as it helps to protect the bodies' cells and tissues from free radical damage which can lead to cancer. Vitamin C also aids dietary iron absorption in the body.

  • Guava nutrition is very high in lycopene which helps to protect the bodies' cells from free radical damage, and also helps to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol thereby slowing the development of atherosclerosis.

  • Moderately high in potassium, guava nutrition can help your muscles and nerves to function properly, maintain the bodies' acid balance and help lower the risk of high blood pressure.

  • Guava nutrition contains cartenoids and polyphenols which are the major classes of antioxidants pigments. Therefore, guava nutrition is quite high in dietary antioxidant value amongst plant foods. These antioxidants give the fruit its colour so red and orange guavas will contain more of these antioxidants than yellow or green ones.

  • Guavas are rich in vitamin A which can help preserve and improve your eyesight and help to fight off viral infections.

  • Guava nutrition is also a good source of dietary fibre which supports bowel regularity and maintains normal blood cholesterol levels.

  • One average guava contains around 37 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF GUAVAS:

    Guavas, common, raw  (1)

    Refuse: 22%  (Skin)
    Scientific Name:  Psidium guajava
    NDB No: 09139 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 fruit, without refuse
    -------
    55g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    44.44
    Energy
    kcal
    37
    Energy
    kJ
    157
    Protein
    g
    1.40
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.52
    Ash
    g
    0.76
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    7.88
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    3.0
    Sugars, total
    g
    4.91
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    10
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.14
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    12
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    22
    Potassium, K
    mg
    229
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    1
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.13
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.127
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.083
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    0.3
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    125.6
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.037
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.022
    Niacin
    mg
    0.596
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.248
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.060
    Folate, total
    mcg
    27
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    27
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    27
    Choline, total
    mg
    4.2
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    17
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    206
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    0
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    343
    Lycopene
    mcg
    2862
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.40
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    1.4
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.150
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.010
    16:0
    g
    0.125
    18:0
    g
    0.014
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.048
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.003
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.045
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.221
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.158
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.062
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.012
    Threonine
    g
    0.053
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.051
    Leucine
    g
    0.094
    Lysine
    g
    0.040
    Methionine
    g
    0.009
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.003
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.017
    Valine
    g
    0.048
    Arginine
    g
    0.036
    Histidine
    g
    0.012
    Alanine
    g
    0.070
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.089
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.183
    Glycine
    g
    0.070
    Proline
    g
    0.043
    Serine
    g
    0.041
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0

    Footnotes:

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    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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