Found all over Brazil, guava is a very common fruit in our daily life. Very used in culinary, by food and beverage industry and by pharmacological segment, by capsules and nutritional supplements, it can be consumed in natura, as a sweet, juice, ice cream, or can be used as basis for food supplements. Guava is a very nutritive fruit which ensure us many benefits. It is rich in tannic acid, phenols, flavonoids, essential oils, fiber, fatty acid, minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and mainly potassium, and also has vitamin A, Complex B vitamin, vitamin C and E (except B12).
As a benefit to our health, we can highlight its anti-bactericidal, anti-diarrhea, anti-spasmodic, antioxidant, anti-septic properties, and also, it helps to reduce blood hypertension, contributes to increase good cholesterol (HDL), combats ulcer, ocular lesions, such as conjunctivitis, skin lesions, and also has hypo allergen properties, which contribute to decrease allergies.