Guavas are here! It's been a very long time since I last ate guava. I think it's more than seven (7) years already. We normally eat guava when I was still in my hometown, which is in Iloilo. Oh I just miss my childhood years! Good thing that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) brought us this new line of drink that has guava on it!
I was fortunate enough to be invited by CBTL to visit their Open House (March, 17, 2013) for me to try out their latest drinks - Passion Guava Fru-Tea and Passion Guava Tea Latte - for free!
I did went to their Open House and I enjoyed it! What I tried out was their Passion Guava Tea Latte and I find it great. The flavor is a mixture of guava and CBTL goodness... and that alone is a reason to love. I partnered it out with Blueberry Muffin and the two did perfectly blend together.
Nutritional Value of Guava (amount of nutrients present in every 1 cup (165 gm) of Guava, apart from Iron and Folic Acid)
- Calcium - 50 mg
- Carbohydrates - 19.6 gm
- Fiber - 8.9 gm
- Niacin - 2 mg.
- Phosphorus - 48 mg
- Protein - 1.35 gm
- Total Fat - 0.9 gm
- Vitamin A - 412 IU
- Vitamin B - 1.15 mg
- Vitamin C - 498 mg
- Calories - 84
- Guava is a very good source of vitamins, fibers as well as minerals.
- Being rich in Vitamin C; guava is effective in treating male infertility caused by sperm clumping, adhesion and other abnormalities.
- Guava has been associated with healing of wounds, when applied externally.
- Guava has general haemostatic properties and can be used for treating bleeding nose, gums and minor internal hemorrhaging.
- Guava helps cure dysentery, by inhibiting microbial growth and removing extra mucus from the intestines.
- Guava helps the body in combating free radicals produced during metabolism and aids in preventing age-related chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cataract and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Guava is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber and thus, is good for those suffering from constipation.
- Guava strengthens and tones up the digestive system and even disinfects the same.
- Guava, having high content of roughage, no cholesterol & less digestible carbohydrates, is good for those trying to lose weight.
- Guavas can improve the texture of skin and help avoid skin problems. For the purpose, you can either eat it raw or make wash your skin with a decoction of its immature fruits and leaves.
- Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is known to bring relief in cough and cold.
- Researches have shown that guava is pretty effective in preventing cancer and even heart diseases in people.
- The presence of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibers in guava makes it effective in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- The presence of Vitamin C and other phytonutrients, such as caretenoids, isoffavonoids and polyphenols, in guava has led to it being an effective antioxidant.
- Bacterial Infections
- Congestion of the Lungs
- High Blood Pressure
- Oral Ulcers
- Poor Circulation
- Prolonged Menstruation
- Swollen Gums
Enjoy drinking guavas guys!