Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Psidium guajava (common or apple guava) from the Amerindian (Arawak) word guayabo.
Red lady, White Lady, and Pear are also grown at the Rs Farm.
Good source of Vitamin A, Folate, Potassium, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.
Guavas are high in pectin and are used to make candies, preserves, jellies, jams, marmalades and "cheese". The leaves make a delightful tea with a flavorful aroma.
The fruit, leaf, and fruit juice are used in folk / traditional medicine. Guava is said to be beneficial for many conditions, including colic, high blood pressure, diarrhea, diabetes, cough, and cancer.