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All About White Guava

nick musica
Published Dec 14, 2020. Read time: 1 minute

Tangy, sweet and fun to eat, these bumpy little buddies are a delicious addition to lunch boxes, cheese plates and crafty cocktails. White guavas have a distinctive white flesh, unlike more popular red and pink varieties. Edible through and through, white guavas are an exceptional fruit experience.

At FruitStand, we look forward to sending you a beautiful package of these extraordinary fruits from our small specialty farms partners. Keep reading to learn all about white guava!

The white guava (psidium guajava) is a white fleshed version of the more popular red and pink varieties. There are over a dozen types of white guava, including Redland (confusing, we know.), Miami White, Webber, Hart, Behat Coconut, Chittidar, Habshi, Lucknow 42 and Lucknow 49, Sefada, Karela and Nagpur. We can really geek over guavas!

More sour in flavor than the sweeter pink and red fleshed guavas, white guavas give off a bright fragrance when ripe. The white flesh is firm and juicy, with a lime-like sweetness and musky melon flavor.

There are over a dozen kinds of white fleshed guava, which look similar to other varieties of the fruit on the outside. About the size of a medium pear, white guavas have thin, edible, yellowish green skin. Inside, the flesh is bright white with a texture that varies between an apple and a ripe pear. The edible seeds are yellowish white, distributed throughout the center of the fruit.

White guava is a versatile fruit that’s perfect when eaten raw, or added to your favorite food and beverage recipes. It can be pureed into breakfast bowls, or drinks like smoothies, fresh juices,  cocktails and other drinks to add tangy sweetness and fragrant tropical flavor. Because it’s high in pectin, a natural substance that can thicken liquids and even turn them into flavorful gels, guavas are especially prized in candies, confections, desserts and sauces.

Like many guava varieties, white guavas are tropical plants. Varieties of white guavas can be found growing natively in the United States, reaching through Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.

Like many guava varieties, white guavas are tropical plants. Varieties of white guavas can be found growing natively in the United States, reaching through Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.

Luckily for fruit lovers like all of us, white guavas are available year round! They’re known to peak in the early spring, sometimes as early as February in the United States.

Whether a white guava harvest is certified organic or not will depend on the farm where it was grown. At FruitStand, we only partner with the best specialty farms for exceptional quality of produce. When each harvest is available, we'll tell you whether the fruit is considered organic or conventional.

Here at FruitStand, we’re fanatical about, you guessed it, fruit. We’ve even written an in-depth article about guava varieties called Different Types of Guavas to get your juices flowing.

White guavas set themselves apart from the others by the color and flavor of their flesh. Rather than a rosy tone, these fruits are white inside. They are slightly more sour than other varieties, subtly sweet and oh so refreshing! Their flesh is more firm when ripe than other guavas varieties.

Most guavas, regardless of variety, share a few common traits. They’re tropical fruits that pack a punch of pectin (the stuff in fruit that behaves a lot like gelatin), vitamin C, and beta carotene, vitamin A and selenium found in the seeds. Guavas are usually round or pearlike in shape, from the size of a pingpong ball to a softball. Growing from bushy trees, their edible skin has a greenish to yellow color. The flesh can be somewhat firm like an apple to quite soft, like a peach. Inside the center, you’ll see edible seeds that can be crunchy or soft.

If you’ve ever wondered where to buy white guava, we’ve got great news for you! FruitStand is proud to partner with small, specialty farmers to bring you exceptional quality white guava. To be the first to know when FruitStand is shipping white guava harvests, join our email newsletter!

Gaga for white guava? Show us how you eat white guavas on Instagram @Fruitstandcom!


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