If you are looking for a flavorful fruit to boost your immunity this winter, guava is sure to delight with zest and nutritional power. Native to Mexico and regions of Central and South America, this tropical fruit grows in a range of round and pear-shaped sizes. Because there are several varieties, the skin may be green or yellow depending on ripeness. The inside flesh also varies from white, to pink, to deep red.
When perfectly ripened, guava boasts delicious sweetness coupled with immune-boosting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Enjoyed around the world, guava is known in some cultures for treating numerous health ailments, including everything from skin conditions to coughs and colds. How? Because a low-calorie serving of guava can provide fiber, potassium, vitamins A and B-6, plus a mega-dose of vitamin C to support good health.

In season now, try adding vibrant red colors to your Valentine’s pastries this month with guava jams. Consider making a main course of baked chicken with guava sauce, or start adding nutritional sweetness to your cocktails with a simple-syrup made from guava. You may also liven up winter salads with wedges or cubes of guava. Any way you slice it or dice it, we know you will fall in love with this fruit.

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