Guava – The wonder fruit for Diabetics and Dieting!

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Fruits are always great to eat. Especially if they grow right off your garden. Living in a city, having a garden with lots of fruit trees are such luxury! I remember those days, back in those smaller towns having these lovely guava trees, banana and mangoes, including many other delicious fruit bearing trees.

When it comes to fruits, guava undoubtedly tops in taste if you get the right one! It is especially recommended for people who are on diet or for diabetics.


Guava controls diabetes and it is good for constipation. Guavas are high in vitamin A and vitamin C and contain high amounts of dietary fiber. This fruit is a reasonably good source of potassium, which can assist in regulating blood pressure.

Scientists in India have come to the conclusion that guavas consumed with the skin can actually raise blood sugar levels almost immediately. For people suffering from diabetes, it is best to peel off the skin.

Nutritional value:

This is a relatively inexpensive fruit and is a rich source of vitamin C. It has maximum amount of vitamin C compared to other fruit except Indian gooseberry. It contains four to ten times more vitamin C than do some citrus fruits. The vitamin C is an antioxidant helping to neutralise potentially harmful free radicals. 100 gms of country variety of guava provides 212 mg of vitamin C where as hill variety have only 15 mg of vitamin C per 100 gm. The guava contains very little vitamin A or carotene but it is fairly rich in most other mineral elements. Even though country variety have small amount of carotene (pro vitamin A) it is of alpha type (poor variety).

Country and hill varieties of guava give 51 kcal and 38 kcal of energy per 100 gms. The relative less content of calories in guava makes it suitable for diabetes and weight reducing programmes.

Gauva is the only fruit that can be had by Diabetic patient on daily basis.

Source: Nutritional values taken from Internet.


10 comments :

Divya Vikram October 2, 2008 at 10:59 PM  

I like your header Valli..Apt for the blog name.And also the profile pic..We have guava trees in my home in India..And there used to be a bounty every year..miss all those now..

Priya October 3, 2008 at 2:52 PM  

Really Very informative..thanks for all those informations regarding guava..

Srivalli October 3, 2008 at 10:43 PM  

Thanks Divya...glad you liked the changes...

Thanks Priya...

Priya October 3, 2008 at 11:11 PM  

Nice new look Srivalli, and I like how well you've organized your posts, should have been a lot of work. We used to have 3 guava trees at our home with one bearing fruits on a branch leaning towards the street. Passersby would happily pluck the fruit as if it were there just for them and my grandmom would have a tough time shouting otherwise!

alka October 4, 2008 at 12:42 AM  

wow...the blog looks awesome this way..loved the colour scheme....and yeah nice info on guava...my mom loves these so much and i remember when we use to visit our grandma's place we use to pluck lots of guavas and shahtoot(mulberry... i guess)from trees of neighbour's garden...hmmm brought back lots of nostalgic memories..

Cham October 5, 2008 at 3:23 AM  

I like the color It is cool and smoothing, nice work Valli:) Glad to see the guava fruit tree after many years!

Srivalli November 2, 2008 at 6:20 PM  

Priya, thank you!..yeah it did take but I love doing this!...that great to know abt your grandmom!..

Alka, thanks..thats lovely to know!..how we wish those days are here!

Thank you Cham..glad you liked it!

Guava extract June 23, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

Great post and information. Guava is humble looking fruit. It is good for health. It is rich in vitamin C. It is great for eyes and heart, skin, hair. It also helps for combating colon and prostate cancer and has many other benefits.

hameed akhtar January 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM  

Thanks for all of those imformation

Anonymous November 17, 2013 at 12:39 PM  

Prickly pear fruit can also be had by diabetics daily!

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