The Apple of the Tropics


Guava was brought to Florida during the mid-1800s and has been a household staple ever since. While commonly sold as a thick paste and made into pastelitos and other sweet desserts, fresh red guava is a delicious, deep pink or red fleshed fruit with a sweet, tropical flavor. From beverages to sauces, even eating these like an apple for your daily snack, red guava is a versatile fruit that can conquer any sweet tooth.

J&C Tropicals carries red and Thai guava fruit.

  1. Cut whole guava into slices by cutting off the ends and peeling the skin.
  2. Remove the seeds with a spoon to toss into a fruit or leafy salad.
  3. Process or blend to create a sweet sauce for a topping to an entrée.
  4. Make jam to add to toast as a spread.
  5. Use for decadent desserts or smoothies.

Unripe guava will last approximately a week at room temperature or 1-2 days if ripe. Within a sealed bag in the fridge, ripened guava will last for 4-5 days.


South Florida and Mexico

  1. High in Vitamin A and potassium and a good source of copper and manganese
  2. 2-4 times more vitamin C than a citrus fruit
  3. Great source of antioxidant Vitamin C and immune-supporting benefits
  4. Known to help with regular digestion

Serving Size: 1 cup (165g)

Calories: 112

Total Fat 1.6g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 8.9g 36%
Sugars 14.7g
Protein 4.2g 8%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 628%
Calcium 29.7mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 2%

Nutritional Facts

Per cup

Naturally Cholesterol-Free
Naturally Low-Sodium

Excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and folate