Experts always suggest that seasonal fruit To be added to one’s diet. But, it should be noted that some fruits have many varieties, each with its own health benefits. one such fruit Guava – which comes in pink and white varieties. Dietitian Shikha Kumari told on Instagram that the benefits of being Guava, And also the difference between the two.
Some of the health benefits of light green, mild sweet and sour fruits are as follows:
*Helps in reducing blood sugar level.
*Promote heart health.
* May help relieve painful symptoms of menstruation.
*Very good for the digestive system.
*Good for weight loss.
* can be an adversarycancer influence.
* Helps to increase your immunity.
*Good for your skin.
Apart from these benefits, guava is also a good source of iron, calcium and phosphorus, said Tanvi S Chiplunkar, Senior Dietitian, Bhatia Hospital. MumbaiGuava is a “good source of dietary fiber” which is useful in maintaining blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Now, let’s find out which one you should choose
“Pink guava has high water content, Less sugar, low starch content and vitamin C, and also low seed or seedless. On the other hand, white guava is high in sugar, starch, vitamin C and seeds. The white flesh guava has higher antioxidant content, but the red flesh variety has even more,” Kumari said.
he added that pink guava It contains a naturally occurring class of organic pigments called carotenoids, which give carrots and tomatoes their distinct red colour. The concentration of carotenoids varies from species to species, depending on which guava color ranges from pale pink to dark pink. The carotenoid content of white guava, on the other hand, is insufficient to give color to its pericarp. In addition to the above reasons, white and pink guavas also differ slightly in their taste, Kumari said.
Agree with Chiplunkar and said that ripe guava or pink guava should be avoided if you suffer from regular cold and cough. On the other hand, it is advisable to take raw ones to reduce mucus formation.
Pink guavas are often marketed as a ‘super fruit’ because they are high in vitamins A and C as well as omega 3 and omega 6 poly unsaturated fatty acids and dietary fiber. It is high in fiber and beneficial for diabetics, said Dr. Archana Batra, nutritionist, and certified diabetes educator.
What is the best way to consume them?
Rohini Patil, Nutritionist, MBBS and CEO of NutraCy Lifestyle, advises Dr Rohini Patil that it is best to consume fruits rich in Vitamin C so that you do not leave the cut pieces in the open for a long time. “Otherwise, its vitamin C The material starts decreasing,” she said.
What should you keep in mind while buying guava?
Patil said it is best to buy small to medium sized guava so that you can eat one guava completely in one go.
Look for a guava that is free of blemishes, cuts, or scratches, as these can affect the flavor. While buying guava, pay attention to its quality and also know that there are many types of adulteration in guava, such as hard guava, green guava, desi guava etc. So try to buy guava from a reputed store and pay attention to its quality. Use your fingers to gently squeeze the fruit to check ripeness. You can even smell the fruit to get an idea of its sweetness,” said Dr Batra.