3 Ways to Eat Guava

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3 Ways to Eat Guava
3 Ways to Eat Guava

Guava is a delicious fruit whose juice is considered "the nectar of the gods". Don't just enjoy your juice - the whole guava can be eaten and it will make you feel like you're in paradise. Read this article to learn how to choose, prepare and eat a guava.


Method 1 of 3: Part 1: Pick a Good Guava

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Step 1. Look for the softest guava possible

The softer it is, the sweeter and more delicious it will be. Keep in mind that because they're better when they're really soft, they also spoil faster. After buying guavas, you will have approximately two days before they rot, depending on how ripe they are when you buy them.

  • To find out if it is ripe, squeeze it carefully. If it sinks a little, it's ripe.

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Step 2. Look for stains in the guava

It is necessary to choose the guava without stains. Stains or bruises can mean that the fruit is rotten or has a bad taste.

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Step 3. Check the color of the guava

Ripe are those that have changed from bright green to yellowish green. If you see a pink hue in the fruit, it's the perfect spot. If you can't find any that are yellowish, you can buy green guavas and wait for them to ripen.

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Step 4. Smell the guava

A very ripe guava is one that you can smell without having to bring it to your nose. It should smell sweet and a little musky. Look for guavas that smell similar to your taste.

Method 2 of 3: Part 2: Wash and Cut the Guava

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Step 1. Wash the guavas

You should wash all the guava, as the husks are edible. Rinse the fruit with cold water to prevent bacterial growth. Dry them with paper towels.

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Step 2. Place the guava on a chopping board

Cut it in half with a knife. Sawn knives are generally better for cutting guavas.

  • You can cut them in half or slice them into smaller pieces.

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Step 3. Eat the guava

You can eat it whole (peel and all) or remove the inside. Some people like to add spices to their guavas, like soy sauce, sugar or even vinegar.

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Step 4. Save the parts you don't eat

You can wrap slices in plastic-film and store them in the freezer for up to four days. If you think you won't eat the guava in four days, freeze it. Frozen guavas can be kept in the freezer for up to eight months.

Method 3 of 3: Part 3: Other Ideas to Do with Guava

Step 1. Want to add a tropical touch to your next barbecue?

Make a guava barbecue sauce.

Step 2. Try making a guava dumpling to eat for breakfast


Step 3. Prepare a delicious guava gelatine

Let go of the usual jelly flavors and make a more tropical one. It is even possible to prepare it with pieces of guava.


Step 4. Reinforce your classic mimosa with some guava juice

Instead of mixing lemon juice with sparkling wine, try adding guava juice. Simply pour in the wine, a little juice and two or three cherries.


  • Know when the guava is ripe - it usually turns yellow.
  • Be careful when eating guavas as they have seeds.

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