Thai Guava

Thai guava is mildly sweet with a crunchy texture. This fruit is usually eaten unripe and raw. A large fruit, often the size of a grapefruit, its white flesh, numerous seeds and green bumpy peel, are all edible.

A favorite of Southeast Asian food vendors, Thai guava slices are often dipped in a salt/sugar/chili mixture. It's also julienned and added to green mango or green papaya salads. The peel is rich in phytochemicals.

In Thailand the fruit is called farang which also denotes Western foreigners. The fruit was introduced by the Portugese in the 17th century to Asia.

Guavas are a great source of vitamin A and C along with dietary fiber.