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    Guavas for Dessert~

    Dib's
    Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:06 pm
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    The tropical guava tree is a large evergreen that features peeling bark, sweetly fragrant flowers and delicious fruit. The egg-shaped fruit develops a musky aroma as it ripens. In addition to being eaten fresh it is used to make jams, juices & desserts.

    Guava has an incredibly high content of vitamin C. One guava fruit contains four times more vitamin C than an average-sized orange; and ten times more vitamin A than a lemon!

    Guava is an excellent source of fiber, almost 70 times more fiber than can be found in an orange! Other key nutrients are vitamins B2 and E, calcium, copper, folate, iron, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

    Pasteles De Guayaba (Guava and Cream Cheese Pastries)
    Guava Cheese Tart
    Guava Cake

    If a after dinner cocktail is your dessert icon_wink.gif
    Guava Mojito
    Island Girl Drink
    Berryessa Blast Drink
    Cuban Sunset
    Hooch Party Punch (Fruity Rum Booze-Cruise Type Concoction)

    Clearly Guavas are worth exploring!


    Last edited by Dib's on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:17 am, edited 1 time in total
    Ambervim
    Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:14 pm
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    Here are a couple from me

    http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-guava-jam-460587
    http://www.food.com/recipe/guava-and-manchego-phyllo-pouches-with-passion-fruit-syrup-460388

    I am so glad I learned about strawberry guava BEFORE I planted it in my yard. I now know good sources to pick it. However it is such a messy tree I don't want it in my yard....AND.....they take so much effort.

    I am planning on putting a couple guava trees in my yard. I just got an Asian Lemon Guava which is crunchy. Next I would like to get a pineapple guava or a Ruby or Supreme Red Indian Guava tree.
    Dib's
    Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:28 am
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    No kidding on the strawberry guava! Good luck on your other guava trees though-your lucky you can grow them!
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