The most common guavas for eating fresh are the green apple guavas. They have a green, lumpy outer rind and a white or off-white flesh. Other varieties, also called strawberry guavas, have a pink to red inner flesh with the same green, lumpy outer rinds. The pink varieties have a more tropical flavour and typically have fewer seeds.
The pink variety is commonly reduced to a paste, found often in the ethnic aisles of the grocery store in jars to be used in sauces, desserts, drinks, and more.