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Red Guava (Deshi Amrud)

Guava is so naturalised in the country that it is hard to believe that it is not native to India but was introduced from Central America.

 More about guava

Guavas are tropical trees and grow in a wide area in India. Their fruits are oval with light green or yellow skin and contain edible seeds. It is a very rich and cheap source of vitamin C and contains a fair amount of calcium. Guava fruits are amazingly rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

Nutritional Facts

100 grams of guava contains:

  • Calories: 68
  • Potassium: 417g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 2.6g

It also contains a rich amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.

 Health Benefits 

  • Guava extract help regulate blood sugar level and contain anti-diabetic properties.
  • Guava also has a positive effect on heart health by lowering blood pressure and increasing good cholesterol.
  • Consuming guavas or guava leaf extract  prevent diarrhea and constipation
  • Guavas are low in calories and aid weight loss.
  • Taking guava leaf extract helps decrease symptoms of painful menstruation, including cramps.
  • The antioxidants and vitamins in guavas help slow down the aging of the skin, while guava leaf extract can treat acne.

Guava and India

Various varieties of Guava are grown in India such as:

  • Strawberry Guava: has a purplish red color
  • Pineapple guava: grown in the hills of South India.
  • Allahabadi Safeda: the most famous one in India with white flesh and excellent quality.
  • Lucknow 49: large fruit and tree, popular in Pune and the Araku Valley.


Use or eat the guava within 3-4 days of refrigerating. After 4 days in the refrigerator, the guava will be past ripe and should be thrown away.  Over-ripe guava will dent when you press on.

Other product info

Country of origin: India 

Sourced and marketed by: Pure roots

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Red Guava (Deshi Amrud)
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