When winter walks away and summer sets its foot in, a call for tropical fruits, and especially guava, is a must. A fruit with sweet, juicy pink or white pulp is obvious to fall in love with.
But are you one of those who throw away the seeds of guava? Well, you need to stop doing that. Do you know how many health benefits the seeds of guava have?
Read this article till the end to get complete knowledge about Guava seeds, how to consume them, their health benefits, delicious recipes and much more.
Yes, guava seeds are edible. In fact, every part of guava is edible- the skin, the pulp and the seeds.
Although the seeds have a hard texture, making them a bit uncomfortable to chew, their raw, sweet, and nutty flavours are heartwarming.
Apart from these, food and health experts count guava seeds as a food, so it is edible. Unlike some fruit seeds that are really hard to digest and can be fatal, guava seeds are fine to eat.
So, even if you’re a guava seed hater or you had confusion about whether to add it to your pallet or not, it indeed is a healthy and tasty food option.
Guavas have two types of flesh- pink or white. Pink flesh determines the guava is ripened and has softer seeds than the guavas with white flesh, which are not entirely ripened.
Although, both are equally tasty. But if you want to have pink flesh and soft seeds in your pallet, you need to know how to select the perfect one.
A perfectly ripened guava usually has a greenish-yellow tint. The yellower the fruit, the riper it is. Ensure that the fruit is free from black spots or chips.
It may happen that sometimes you find a pinkish colour to the ripened guava. When you press it, it is soft, and you can feel the pulp on your hand.
You can also know whether your guava is ripe or not by the smell. It has a rich sweet fragrance that you can smell without taking your nose to it.
If you bought green, hard guavas, you can easily ripe them at home and store them at room temperature. You can also fix an apple or banana in a paper bag to fasten the process.
Store-bought guavas may contain wax (used to hold the ripening process), so you need to wash them to ripen fast thoroughly.
Once ripened, you can store them in your refrigerator and consume them within a couple of days or freeze the slices into a zip lock bag and use them within eight months.
There are a bunch of ways to consume guava. Choose your preferred method from the below-listed options.
You can also slice the fruit into pieces as we do to an apple and then eat it by sprinkling a pinch of salt over it or just as it is.
Some people don’t like eating the fruit’s rind; if you’re the same, then scoop the flesh of the fruit as we do to an avocado.