Guava fruit

Guava fruit

The range of the guava - tropical. Homeland - America, from the tropical regions of Mexico to Northern South America. However, some species were introduced to Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Types of psidium - small evergreen or deciduous tropical trees or shrubs, usually up to a height of 3-4 m, but some can exceed 10 m. the Fruits, usually 4 to 12 cm in length, usually round or oval. Have a pronounced pleasant odor reminiscent of lemon peel, but not as sharp. The peel can be thick and bitter, but can be subtle and sweet. Color from green to yellow and even Burgundy. The flesh has a sweet or sour taste. Seeds can be very hard. The crop is harvested once a year. Rarely happens twice, but the fruits will be smaller. Since flowering until harvest usually runs from three to five months. The largest fruit weight is 160 g, the small is only 70 g. In the unripe fruit contains a large amount of ether hexahydro-ksidifonom acid and arabinose, from which they have quite a sour taste. But after maturation, this effect is smoothed out.
The fruit is a vitamin, more of vitamins A, b and C (the latter is ten times more than citrus fruits). Fruits should be consumed to raise the General tone in the body and to strengthen the lymph nodes. Fleshy fruits contain fiber, protein and fat, iron, calcium and phosphorus. According to most experts, psidium required in the daily diet of children and expectant mothers. Products with a content of guava helps to strengthen immunity, to restore forces. In different countries, special importance is attached to the fruit of the guava. For example, Brazilians use fruits from diarrhea, Filipinos – in cardiovascular diseases in Panama, the fruit is used for the prevention of pulmonary or bronchial disorders, and inflammation of the respiratory tract. In the Caribbean and Bahamas guava is used against epilepsy or convulsions, and the Israelis just think psidium tasty and useful fruit. Sometimes instead of fruit, use the leaves of trees, such as tea infused with the leaves of guava are useful for dizziness or dysfunction of menstrual cycles. Natural antiseptic can become crushed leaves, if you apply them to the sores or fresh wounds. Chewing a few leaves, get rid of the pain in the teeth. Medicinal teas from the leaves of psidium help the cough, infections in the oral cavity, and also act as an effective antipyretic agent. Ripe fruits exude a very pleasant strong fragrance. To clear the air of residual smoke in the smoke-filled room, even if just to put fruit in and leave for a while (the air is saturated with a pleasant sweetness and drowns out the tobacco smell). One kilogram of guava, eaten in one sitting, may cause acute stomach disorders. Fruit can be an allergen for some people, so you should monitor the moderation of its use. Strongly acidic (unripe) fruit is best not used at all or reduce their number to a minimum, they can provoke kidney stones.
The easiest way of eating guava is to using a knife to divide it into slices, removing the rind. You need to be very careful with the seeds, it is better to remove them. Also guava fruits may be eaten whole, together with its bones. For convenience, the fruit is divided into two parts with a knife, and then eat like an Apple. In the ripe form it can be eat even the rind. It will be slightly bitter, but has a beneficial effect on the digestive and cardiovascular system. Guava fruits broad in application, one can prepare delicious salads, juices, desserts, jelly or jam. Juice add in sherbet and ice cream. Marinated guava goes well with meat dishes. Guava, like many other fruits of Thailand, is very tasty and useful fruit. Coming to rest in a tropical country, try to introduce guava to your daily diet. Besides that you will be able to strengthen the immune system, so you still will discover new taste boundaries. The most important thing is that you do not have to choose a certain period to get acquainted with tropical Apple, because you can buy it at an affordable price can be absolutely at any time of the year. 100 grams of fruit guava contains on average about 79 calories.
Will not become redundant and guava in the home of cosmetology. If you brought back from a hot vacation a few fruit guava or bought precious fruit in the supermarket, be sure to try the homemade fruit mask: a spoonful or two of the flesh (without bones) mash with a spatula and apply to the skin for 20-25 minutes. This procedure will help to dry oily skin and reduce pores, and also refresh the complexion.