Click on the photo to zoom
It is called Guava psidium guajava and belongs to the Myrtaceae family. It is the best known cultivated commercial species internationally. Native to Mexico, Central America, northernmost South America, Caribbean.
- LEAVES: , hard, dark colored with a length of up to 15 cm.
- FLOWERS: white, with five petals and numerous stamens.
- NUTRITIONAL VALUE: fiber, vitamin C (4 times more than an orange) and moderate levels of folic acid. At the same time, they do not have many calories.
- FOR INDOORS: It is one of the few tropical trees that can be grown indoors, until it bears fruit.
- USES: The oil from the seeds of Psidium littorale (strawberry guava), is rich in linoleic acid (65 – 75% of the weight), B-carotene, vitamins A and C, copper, zinc and selenium and is used in addition to cooking, in pharmacy and cosmetology (face care).