Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Guava
- ½ cup guava: 7 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 4.5 grams fiber and 61 calories
- 1 medium guava, including seeds and skin (about 2 oz): 5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 3 grams fiber and 37 calories
Glycemic Index for GuavaThere is no scientific study of the glycemic index of guavas.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Guava
- ½ cup guava: 4
1 medium guava, including seeds and skin (about 2 oz): 2
Health Benefits of GuavaGuavas are an astronomically excellent source of vitamin C, with one fruit providing over 200% of the daily requirement. They are also a very good source of vitamin A, folate, potassium, magnesium and copper. Guavas contain good amounts of phytonutrients, including carotenoids and polyphenols, which can protect cells from damage, lower risk of cardiovascular disease and provide other health benefits.
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Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.