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Carb Counts for Guava

Guava Nutritional Information

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Updated January 03, 2013

Guavas

Common Guavas

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There are many species of guava. The common guava has a light green or yellow skin, with flesh that ranges from white to pink or red to a deep salmon color. See also Strawberry Guava and Pineapple Guava (Feijoa).

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 Guava

There is no scientific study of the glycemic index of guavas.

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Estimated Glycemic Load of Guava

  • ½ cup guava: 4
  • 1 medium guava, including seeds and skin (about 2 oz): 2

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Health Benefits of Guava

Guavas 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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Sources:

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.
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