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How to Prepare Guava

How to Prepare

Wash the fruit with running water. Much like an apple or a pear, guavas can be eaten whole. Some choose to bite it like an apple and eat it out of hand, but others prefer to cut in half and scoop out the middle flesh. The seeds are edible but can be hard and somewhat unappetizing.

You can also cut into wedges, slice or dice guava to add to cereal and salads. If you see any bruises or nicks, use a paring knife or edge of a potato peeler to cut it out.

Guavas can be peeled and halved to use in recipes much like pears: poach them in wine, cut them to add to a fruit salad, or cooked as a compote or sauce (you may want to strain out the seeds).

How to Freeze

Guavas can be frozen in sugar syrup (1 part water to 2 parts sugar). Peel and half or quarter your fruit, then cover with syrup to prevent it from drying out in the freezer. Store in airtight containers or freezer-safe bags for up to 10 months.

Enjoy frozen guava in smoothies or thaw and cook them into compotes or sauces.

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