Tuesday, October 23, 2007
the evergreen guavas
believed to have originated in brazil or southern mexico,guavas are small trees or shrubs.cultivated for more than 3000 years now,today it is a popular fruit and grown in all tropical countries of the world.guava is versatile an it has a sweet taste.its leaves are used for treatment of diarrohea.excessive consumption of raw guava can lead to severe stomach trouble.
one can see cart loads of guava in the streets of mumbai.in kolkata i find the sizes very much bigger.called aptly as 'pyaara', it is not very expensive.having about 5 times the vitamin c of orange,it is also rich in vitamin a and b1.it is also a good source of fibre.
it is best when it is bright yellowish in colour and is almost fully ripe.can be eaten raw or as a salad.just go for it.it will work wonders for you.