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guava, from spanish guayaba; goiaba in portuguese, bayaba in pilipino is a genus of about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees in the myrtle family. native to caribbean, central america, northern southern america and southeast asia.
the fruit is edible round to pear-shaped from 3-10cm in diameter. it has a thin delicate rind, pale green to yellow at maturity, in some species pink to red in others, a creamy or orange-salmon flesh with many small hard seeds and a strong characteristic aroma. it is rich in vitamins A, B and C.
in asia, a tea is made from the leaves and fruits; in egypt guava juice is popular.
guava leaves are used for medicinal purposes as remedy for diarrhea and for their antimicrobial purposes.

kingdom : plantae
division : magnoliophyta
class : magnoliopsida
order : myrtales
family : myrtaceae
genus : psidium

info source : wikipedia

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