Pink Guava

How to Use Pink Guava in Your Product


Refresh Your Palate

Guava has been a staple ingredient in Latin cuisine for decades. Its tangy taste enhances a myriad of applications. Guava can be used in beverages, jellies, jams, cakes, pastries, ice creams, sauces, marinades, dressings or yogurts. Guava not only contributes an exotic flavor, but also adds a wealth of vitamins and antioxidants to finished products.

Guava: A Bountiful Source of Vitamin C & Vitamin A

Guava is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, both of which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants inhibit oxidation and neutralize free radicals that can cause tissue and cellular damage. While counter-acting these negative molecules and reactions, incorporating more antioxidants into your diet may reduce the risk of high cholesterol, heart disease and cancer. Guava also contains lycopene, a carotenoid that accounts for the reddish pink color of the fruit, which boosts the antioxidant content. Additionally, guava is high in Vitamin C, with 2-3 times more than that of an orange. Incorporating guava into finished products can increase the intake of these desirable vitamins and nutrients for the growing health conscious consumer base.

Add the Tropical Flavor of Guava to Tasty Sweet Treats!

Guava adds an acidic tang which pleasantly compliments sweeter food items. Incorporating guava into baked goods such as pastries, cupcakes, icings, sorbets and ice creams forges a well-rounded flavor combination of tangy and sweet to traditional desserts. For a guava ice cream, try combining guava puree with heavy whipping cream, milk, sugar and vanilla in an ice cream maker. Guava offers a delicate tropical flavor that is light and refreshing while reducing the added sugar content in the ice cream. The inclusion of guava into ice creams and sorbets reduces the fat and sugar content per serving while boosting flavor, nutrient and fruit intake.

Guzzle the Guava!

The addition of guava to drinks introduces a zesty and aromatic component to finished products. Incorporating guava into your beverage will not only add a unique flavor, but also a pleasantly pink tint, while increasing the nutritional value of the beverage. Only 100 grams of guava puree contains more than enough Vitamin C, an antioxidant that aids in support of the immune system and preservation of cell strength, to meet the daily recommended intake. Guava blends well with other fruit flavors such as mango, banana and pineapple to design a delicious, exotic, tropical beverage.

Get Saucy with Savory Applications

Guava can add an interesting flavor to savory applications such as marinades, dressings or dipping sauces. The addition of an acidic component, such as guava, to meat marinades adds flavor, contributes a richer color and increases tenderness. The maximum benefit of a marinade can be enjoyed by cutting the meat into smaller pieces. Consider combining guava concentrate, soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger with cubed chicken to create delectable chicken kabobs with a kick!