Guava puree and guava concentrate are two of the many products supplied by iTi Tropicals for industrial and food service applications.
What is it?
Guavas are small, exotic fruits found in tropical and subtropical regions. The fruit is typically between 2 and 4 inches long and is similar to a pear in its shape. Guavas mature in several stages; changing in color and softness as they mature. Before guava reaches full maturity, the skin of the fruit starts out dark green in color, very hard, and astringent.
As the guava matures, the skin changes color from green to a yellowish-green color and the skin softens. The color of the flesh varies from white to yellow, light to dark pink, or red. The flesh is also made of small seeds referred to as stone cells. Stone cells give guavas a slightly gritty texture.
What’s so good about it?
Ripened guava has a strong, sweet, musky odor. Its sweetness and acidity are well-balanced. It is very tropical in flavor, similar to a mixture of pear, quince, and fig. Guava blends very well with other fruits including mango, peach, and passion fruit. Guavas are also low in calories and contain both Vitamins A and C.
How to use it?
Guava blends very well with other fruits including mango, peach, and passionfruit. In recent years, guava has grown in culinary importance because it can be used to make many candies, preserves, jellies, jams, marmalades, and can be added to beverages for flavor. Guava is also used in various breakfast and dessert treats like ice cream and cereal bars and is a staple in many ethnic markets. Pink guava is used as the base for savory products such as sauces, constituting a substitute for tomatoes. It is a fruit that will diversify any product lineup.
What iTi Supplies?
iTi supplies aseptic pink guava puree, USDA certified organic aseptic pink guava puree and aseptic pink guava concentrate. The products are natural, GMO-free and produced from fresh, ripe, carefully selected fruit. The products do not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They are processed in FDA registered facilities, which are HACCP and Kosher-certified.