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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Guava


Guava is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavor, taste, and heath promoting qualities making it a common ingredient in new functional foods category often called “super fruits”. 
You will be amazed to know that guavas have a much higher Vitamin C content than oranges. They are also a rich source of potassium, much more than even bananas.

Benefits of Guava
  • Guavas can improve the texture and health of the skin.
  • Guava leaves and the unripe fruit make for an excellent astringent.
  • Because they have a high content of Vitamin A, B, C and potassium, they keep the skin glowing, fresh and wrinkle free.
  • They also help in tightening skin that has lost its elasticity.
  • It is helpful for people who are trying to lose weight. It also helps in curing constipation.
Amount - One cup of fresh guava contains  8.9 grams of dietary fiber

Proteins - 4.21 grams

Calories - 112

Nutrition In Guava

Minerals Contained
  • Potassium - 688 mg
  • Phosphorus - 66 mg
  • Magnesium - 36 mg
  • Calcium - 30 mg
  • Sodium - 3 mg
  • Iron - 0.43 mg
  • Selenium 1 mcg
  • Manganese - 0.247 mg
  • Copper - 0.38 mg
  • Zinc - 0.38 mg
  • Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
Vitamins Contains
  • Vitamin A - 1030 IU
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.111 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.066 mg
  • Niacin - 1.789 mg
  • Folate - 81 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 0.744 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.181 mg
  • Vitamin C - 376.7 mg
  • Vitamin E - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin K - 4.3 mcg
  • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

5 comments:

Dick Weed said...

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Priya said...

Wow! I love guavas.. thanks for sharing this post. I love eating the fruit but the seeds tend to get stuck in my teeth. I have recently found KDD harvest guava juice, this juice is just amazing, it tastes exactly like the fruit and it is very refreshing. If u like guavas you will definitely love this juice

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