Guava fruits may be round, ovoid or pear-shaped, 2 - 4 inches long, and have 4 or 5 protruding floral remnants (sepals) at the apex. Guava varieties differ widely in flavor and seediness. The better guava varieties are soft when ripe, creamy in texture with a rind that softens to be fully edible. The guava flesh may be white, pink, yellow, or red. The sweet, musky odor of the guava is pungent and penetrating. The seeds are numerous but small and, in good varieties, fully edible. The quality of the fruit of guavas grown in cooler areas is often disappointing.
The place of origin of the guava is uncertain, but it is believed to be an area extending from southern Mexico into or through Central America. Mexican Cream Guava variety is originated in Aguascalientes (Calvillo) Mexico. It is small to medium-small, roundish fruits. Skin light yellow, slightly blushed with red. Flesh creamy white, thick, very sweet, fine-textured, excellent for dessert. Seed cavity small with relatively soft seeds.
The tropical guava, Psidium guajava, is regarded as a fruit with one of highest levels of vitamin C, fiber and a good source of vitamin A.
I used to get these from Las Tiendas up in NJ and N.Y. This is the only place I can find online which still sells. Warning: try and you’ll be hooked!
March 22, 2017
Excellent price for Guavas
whole, intact, not broken up. (sometimes these type of canned fruit can get broken up in can during shipping and handling). excellent fruit for making marmalade, just remove seeds and blend with a bit of syrup guavas come packed in.
whole fruit, not in pieces.
syrup too sweet
shipping a tad high
April 28, 2015
Tastes just like I remember, but canned in syrup
We had Guavas fresh off the bush growing up in Florida. That was over 50 years ago. Not sure if anyone still grows them in Florida. Herdez Guavas, Whole in the can tastes as good as I remember. The syrup I'm sure is for the canning process and does not take away from the flavor much. Just a little sweeter. I will buy again.
September 4, 2010
Review for Herdez Guavas, Whole
Fresh Guavas are difficult to find and these are a GREAT substitute. Texture, color, flavor, quantity and quality are all outstanding.