Home-made Guava Juice: 8 Easy Steps to Prepare

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Guava glass juice with fresh fruit isolated on white backgroundGuavas are tropical fruits commonly found in both tropical and subtropical regions. There are numerous cultivars of guava, the most common one is the small tree Psidium guajava (also called in Layman’s term “apple guava”) which also comes from the Myrtle family.

Generally, guavas are rich in Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and folic acid (in moderate levels). Vitamin C content of a common guava has four times Vitamin C as orange. Depending on the guava cultivar, nutrient content varies. For instance, a strawberry guava (P. littorale) has ¼ of the amount of vitamin c found in other more common varieties; yet, this amount is still enough to provide 100% of your daily dietary needs. Guavas also contain antioxidants such as polyphenols (specifically guaijaverin, amritoside, leucocyanidin, and (+)-gallocatechin which are all major antioxidant pigments) and carotenoids. Apparently, guavas have relatively higher potential antioxidant value compared to other plant foods.

One way to enjoy your guavas is to juice them; you don’t even need a juicer for that. Read on and follow some easy steps of guava juicing.

  1. Prepare the needed ingredients and kitchen tools/utensils.
  • Guavas (4 medium-sized)
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Sugar (1/4 to 1/2 cup)
  • Water
  • Blender
  • Pitcher
  • Strainer or Cheesecloth
  • Spatula or Spoon
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  1. Wash the guavas thoroughly then cut off both ends.
  2. Chop the guavas into cubes, around 1 square inch at most (for easy blending).
  3. Put the guavas into the blender and fill it with water (leaving 2 inches of space from the lid).
  4. Add sugar.
  5. Blend the guava mixture until its consistency becomes smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pitcher through the strainer or cheesecloth. If the strainer clogs, use the spatula or spoon to stir the pulp.When using cheesecloth, make sure it is large enough to cover the entire lid of the pitcher. Next, bring all the sides together and squeeze to extract any remaining juice in the pulp.
  1. Refrigerate the juice or serve with ice cubes for a more refreshing guava juice drink.

Note: You may need to add more sugar after adding ice cubes. It’s up to you.