Various benefits that we get when consuming water guava fruit
Everyone must have known this one fruit, namely water guava fruit. This fruit is very much planted in residential yards. Water guava originates from Southeast Asia and has many different color variants, some of which are white, pink, dark red and green. This guava is very delicious when eaten when the fruit is still fresh.
Origin and spread
Until now it is not certain the origin of this water guava fruit, but according to estimates, the water guava fruit is from the Southeast Asia region. Since ancient times until now this water guava fruit is still widely available in Indonesia, perhaps often found in the front yard of the house. And since ancient times, the guava plant has been maintained as a tree and fruit, starting from Indochina to the eastern part of the archipelago.
Nutritional content in water guava
When it is ripe and still fresh, water guava fruit will contain a lot of water and enough nutrients to complement our body’s nutrition. Nutrients from water guava fruit are such as energy, protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and so on. To list the nutritional content on this fruit per 100 grams is as follows:
- water content : 93 grams
- Energy content : 25 kcal
- Protein content : 0.6 g
- Total lipid (fat) : 0.3 g
- Carbohydrate : 5.7 g
- Calcium, Ca : 29 mg
- Iron or Fe : 0.07 mg
- Magnesium (Mg) : 5 mg
- Phosphorus, P : 8 mg
- Potassium content : 123 mg
- Zinc, Zn : 0.06 mg
- Copper (Cu) Content : 0.016 mg
- Manganese (Mn) : 0.029 mg
- Vitamin C / total ascorbic acid : 22.3 mg
- Thiamin : 0.02 mg
- Riboflavin : 0.03 mg
- Niacin : 0.8 mg
- Vitamin A content : 339 IU
Apart from the above there are also such as iron, calcium, citric acid, phosphorus, sulfuric acid.
Benefits and efficacy of water guava fruit :
Meet the body’s ionic needs
Water guava has a fairly high water content, reaching 93 grams per 100 grams. You will feel refreshed when you consume water guava because of its water content.
Maintain eye health
This fruit contains vitamin A which is necessary for our bodies. Vitamin A in water guava is quite high and good for eye health. Vitamin A in guava can also increase the body’s immunization and improve the function of white blood as antibodies and antivirals.