NU Guava

guavaNative to tropical America, from Mexico to Peru, Guava thrives in the richness of the Amazon basin, where this fruit often grows well beyond the size of a tennis ball. Guava represents an important constituent of the Brazilian diet, either eaten fresh or made into delicious juices, ice cream, and preserves.

Not only is Guava an important source of nutrients, enriching the diet of the indigenous peoples throughout the rainforest, but so the leaves and bark of the guava tree also have a long history of medicinal uses, many of which are still employed today.

To understand why Guava is so good for you, you only have to take a look at its chemical breakdown; thefruit is rich in tannins, phenols, triterpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, saponins, carotenoids, lectins, vitamins, fibre and fatty acids. Guava fruit also contains more vitamin C than citrus fruits, therefore making it an important source of antioxidants, and also contains appreciable amounts of vitamins A and B, vital for keeping the body healthy. Calcium, not often found in fruits and vegetables, is present in Guava, along with other minerals needed in a healthy diet. Guava fruit is also a good source of pectin–a dietary fibre, and carotenoids, which have a protective effect against the harmful rays of the sun. Much of guava's therapeutic activity is attributed to its flavonoid content, which has demonstrated antibacterial activity.

So it can certainly be said that a guava a day will keep the doctor away! Perfect as a health boosting juice, or as a vital ingredient in a tropical smoothie

Avaliable in: 18kg pails or 1kg pots

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Revitalize with a low calorie and highly nutritious Guava

An ideal summer food high in carotenoids

Flavour likened to a cross between pears and strawberries.

Free of saturated fatsSaturated are found in largest quantities in animal products such as meant, cheese, cream, milk, eggs, butter and lard, and of course in the many processed derivatives (ie biscuits, cakes, chocolate, pastries etc). It has been proved that a diet high in saturated fats can raise the level of the “bad blood cholesterol” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) which is a major risk factor in heart disease, as well as other ailments such as obesity and cancer., LDL cholesterol There are 2 types of cholesterol LDL (bad) and HDL (good): When too much LDL cholesterol circulates in the blood, it can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries. Together with other substances, it can form plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can narrow the arteries and make them less flexible. If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, heart attack or stroke can result. Unlike LDL, HDL actually helps to remove cholesterol from the tissues and delivers it to the liver for excretion. and sodiumSodium, with potassium and chloride, helps to regulate the body’s fluid balance. It is also necessary for nerve and muscle activity, but most of us eat far more than we need. The problem with the high intake of sodium in the western diet is that it is linked with high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as fluid retention and kidney stones. and full of essential nutrients for a healthy lifestyle

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