How to Eat Pineapple Guava

nick musica
Published May 25, 2020. Read time: 4 mins

How to Eat Pineapple Guava

Pineapple guava is low in calories and fat, making it a wonderful snack during your day. They are packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin C while also containing dietary fiber, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Pineapple guava is an incredibly tasty fruit, keep reading below to learn how to prepare them and how to eat them!

How To Know Your Pineapple Guava Is Ripe

Pineapple guavas start green on the plant and they continue to be a muted green all the way through ripeness. So, the first thing you need to know is how to tell if your pineapple guava is ready to eat.

First of all, as your fruit ripens, you will notice the pleasant scent of a fine perfume. This is your first clue that your pineapple guava is ready to eat.

The next thing you want to do is hold the pineapple guava in the palm of your hand—much like an avocado—and give it a gentle squeeze. A ripe pineapple guava will give a little bit upon squeezing. If it's still hard, leave it on the counter until it's ripe. If it does have that little bit of give to it, you're in business and can begin eating.

How To Prepare Pineapple Guava

The smaller fruits can be eaten whole, skin and all. As the pineapple guava grows larger, the skin becomes a bit tougher and the fruit is more enjoyable without the skin.

Here are two simple ways to prepare a pineapple guava:

Scoop It! 

All you have to do is cut the pineapple guava in half from top to bottom. Place half the fruit in the palm of your hand and scoop the fruit out with a spoon.

Peel It!

Using a normal vegetable peeler, peel the skin off, making sure not to peel too much fruit away.

Now you are ready to slice and dice in whatever way you'd like. There are so many things you can do with your pineapple guava now that you know how to prepare it. Keep reading to learn some creative ways to eat your tasty fruit!

How To Eat Your Pineapple Guava

First of all, these make a wonderful snack and we love to eat pineapple guava raw. As we said earlier, if they are on the smaller side, you can bite right in without any preparation.

Pineapple guava is a great choice for a fruit salad. It already has hints of pineapple, banana, mint, apple and even strawberry, so pairing it with those fruits and others will just serve to enhance the flavors.

Pineapple guavas are incredibly juicy fruits and make a nutritious addition to your smoothies. Or try adding it on top of your ice cream or yogurt.

A very common use of pineapple guava is in tasty quick breads because of its sweet, tart flavor.

For a savory option, try baking these with chicken, much like you would with pears. The sweet juices mixed with the savory, spicy flavors make for a truly delicious meal.

Tip: If you are searching around for recipes, try using 'feijoa' as well—feijoa and pineapple guava are used interchangeably.


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