Thursday, December 06, 2012

Guava rich vitamins for your health

Cultivated guava is Psidium guajava belonging to family Myrtaceae. Fresh guavas are rich in vitamins A, B and C. The fruit has its highest content on vitamin C when fully ripe.

Vitamin C of fresh fruits amounts to 100 to 260 mg per 100 g of pulp and this is not lost in preservation and is maintained in the preserved forms also. The quantity of vitamin C approximately four times higher that of oranges.

Because of its high vitamin C content it is also good for bleeding gums and joint pains. It also gives the skin a healthy glow. It increases the body’s resistance to disease.

White flesh guava is reported to b e a better spruce of vitamin C than the pink flesh guava and is also rich in phenolics and beta-carotene.

The bark is very high in vitamin C as well. 100 ml of the pure juice contain 70-170 mg vitamin C but is also rich in vitamin A.

Guava has an very high content on lutein and zeaxanthin as well as lycopene. This are carotenes especially beneficial for eye disease since they are regenerating the cells necessary to see. Guava has a higher concentration of the carotenoid lycopene than any other fruit and vegetable.
Guava rich vitamins for your health
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