Bangkok Apple Guava
Bangkok apple guavas are also known by the name Guayaba. The small greenish fruit is about the size of a medium apple and gives off an extremely aromatic scent which reminds me of trips to Hawaii. The flesh can range from a pale yellow to a bright pink. Look for guavas free of blemishes. A guava will give to gentle pressure when ripe. Ripe guavas need to be eaten within a few days or can be stored in the refrigerator up to a week. The entire guava including the rind and seeds are used to make jams, preserves and sauces.
Guava is originally from South America but is now grown in California, Florida and Hawaii. There are over 140 varieties found throughout the world. Earl’s has a limited quantity of Bangkok Apple Guavas from Stehly out of Bonsall in San Diego County.
Guavas are full of vitamin C, A, folate, fiber and potassium. Click here for some sweet and savory guava recipes from www.yummly.com