Home / How to Juice / How To Make Guava Juice

How To Make Guava Juice

Guava is a fruit that contains an impressive list of nutrients and brings some impressive health benefits that many remain unaware of. There are many intriguing recipes involving guava, but this fruit also makes an excellent and filling guava juice.

Wiki Juices - Guava fruit
Guava fruit

This tropical fruit can be found growing native in South America, Central America, and Mexico and is cultivated in tropic and sub-tropic climate areas around the world (available january-february and may-october).

Nutrients Found in Guava

The amount of nutrients guava contains makes it surprising that this fruit is not as widely talked about when discussions of promoting good health arise. This fruit is full of powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and has a good dose of fiber as well.

Antioxidants – The amount of lycopene in guava is very abundant, being twice as much as the amount found in tomatoes.

A carotenoid, lycopene is naturally found in the human body. Although not an essential nutrient, it promotes good health by reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

Wiki Juices - Guava juice white
Guava juice white

Lycopene also lowers the risk of stroke, protects blood vessels even better than CoQ10 or vitamins A and E, as well as boosts the health of the skin and bones. Other antioxidants in guava include vitamins A, C, and E.

Vitamins – In addition to the vitamins that can be classified as antioxidants, guava features a moderate amount of B vitamins, such as pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, niacin.

The amount of folic acid guava contains makes it a highly recommended fruit for pregnant women, as one cup of it has 81 micrograms. Vitamin K is another vitamin found in guava, at an amount of 4.3 micrograms per cup.

Wiki Juices - Guava juice pink
Guava juice pink

Minerals – One of the reasons bananas are so good for the body is the amount of potassium they contain.

Yet guava contains even more potassium, pound for pound. Being a rich source of potassium, each guava fruit contains an impressive 229 mg of this mineral. Other minerals in guava include copper, magnesium, and manganese.

Fiber – For sake of good colon health, among other things, it’s important that diets include a sufficient amount of fiber. Guava contains a generous amount of fiber, having 5.4 grams per every 100 grams of fruit.

Guava Health Benefits

It’s a little-known fact that guava is classified as a superfood. There are many benefits to including guava in a regular diet. First, it helps to normalize the digestive system and keeping it clean of cancer-causing toxins.

Guava helps to ward off many types of cancer and diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer and, finally, diverticulitis. It’s a great cure for constipation and even helps to improve eye health.

Wiki Juices - Guava health benefits
Guava health benefits

How to Choose Guava Fruit

The goodness of the juice depends heavily on picking the best fruit. Using guava that isn’t ripe enough can result in a juice that’s sour to the taste and the firmness of the fruit can make chopping and juicing difficult.

As guava ripens, the fruit becomes softer and sweeter. When making juice, slightly over ripe guava is the way to go.

Wiki Juices - Frozen guava fruits
Frozen guava fruits

Handle and smell the fruit. It should be only a bit soft when pressure is applied to it and the aroma of the fruit should be detectable even without having to put the fruit up to your nose.

Preparing and Drinking Guava Juice

How to make guava juice? Guava juice is not something commonly found in the average supermarket. Those who love juicing wouldn’t want to buy guava juice anyway. They recognize the benefits of making it at home, such as quality assurance, less contaminants, and the preservation of nutrients.

Wiki Juices - Guava girl
Guava girl

Because of the way guava juice is made, there’s no need to worry about missing out on the helpful amount of fiber the fruit contains. When making guava juice, first be sure to wash the fruit thoroughly.

Then cut of the ends. If you’re using a blender to make the juice, you might want to peel the fruit like a potato, but it’s not necessary when using a juicer.

Wiki Juices - Guava juice
Guava juice

Also, it might be necessary to add water to the mix when using a blender. The more water you add, the thinner the juice will be, but remember that you’re also thinning out the nutrients. Simply put the fruit in first and blend it intermittently then adding water as desired.

If using a juicer, simply insert the chopped up fruit and the machine will do the rest. Depending on the type of juicer you use, probably there may be guava seeds in the juice. These are fine to consume, but you might not enjoy the texture. The seeds can be strained out through a cheese cloth.

Nutrition Fact of Guava Fruit

The content of guava fruit (100 gr):

  • Calories 49 cal
  • Vitamin A 25 SI
  • Calcium 14 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0.02 mg
  • Hydrate Charcoal 12.2 grams
  • Vitamin C 87 mg
  • Phosphorus 28 mg
  • Iron 1.1 mg Protein0.9 mg
  • 0.3 grams of fat
  • Water 86 grams

Guava Cocktails

(from: Absolut Drinks)

Absolut Jacobs’s

Glass type: Highball Glass

Taste: Fresh, Herb

Ingredients:

  • 3 Parts Guava Juice
  • 1 Part Simple Syrup
  • 2 Slices Jackfruit

How to mix: muddle jackfruit and simple syrup in a shaker then add guava juice. Fill with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice.

Wiki Juices - Guava cocktail
Guava cocktail

Tropical Fruit Punch

Glass type: Highball Glass

Taste: Fruity

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple Juice 4 Parts
  • Guava Juice 2 Parts
  • Orange Juice 1 Part
  • Lime Juice 1 Part
  • one Wedge Lime
  • 1 Leaf Pineapple

How to mix: first of all, fill a highball glass with ice cubes then add all ingredients. Stir. Garnish with lime and pineapple. Guava Cocktail

Tequila Guyaba

Glass type: Rocks Glass

Taste: Fresh, Fruity, Sour, Sweet

Non-alcoholic alternative: Virgin Mary

Ingredients:

  • 3 Parts Tequila
  • Guava Juice 1 Part
  • Lime Juice 1 Part
  • Orange Juice 1 Part
  • 1 Peel Orange

How to mix: first of all, fill a shaker with ice cubes, then add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with orange.

Check Also

Wiki Juices - Watermelon little girl

How To Make Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice is derived from the fruit of this vine which is characterized by a thick …

One comment

  1. Pineapples are delicious! I challenge anybody to eat a pizza without it! 😀

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *