Winter season is the guava seaon! We all love munching on fresh guava with a dash of pink salt. Do you know there are ways to keep your guavas fresh and tasty?
Guava is known as Amrood in Hindi, and its interior is packed with small, firm seeds. It is believed to have originated in Central America, where it goes by the name "sand plum." It has an oval or round shape, light green or light-yellow skin, and flesh that ranges in colour from white to dark red. Its seeds are edible. Guava has been known as one of the "super fruits" because of its multiple health advantages in addition to its distinctive flavour and scent. This fruit is incredibly rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and lycopene. Guavas are also a good source of manganese, which aids in the body's absorption of other essential elements from our food. They are also rich in folate, a nutrient that aids in increasing fertility. Guavas' potassium content also contributes to the normalisation of blood pressure. The vitamin C concentration of guava fruit is four times that of oranges. Vitamin C is a vital nutrient that boosts immunity and guards against common illnesses and viruses. Despite its health benefits, guava is a perishable fruit that can quickly spoil after reaching maturity. To extend the shelf life of guava-based products, including fruits, leaves, and juice, appropriate preservation methods must be applied.
Here are two effective methods for guava preservation:
Store guavas using this method of preservation, and you'll be able to consume them for three to four days. Use this approach only to store guava, and be sure not to keep it longer than a week. This is due to the fact that guavas might become damaged after more than a week of storage. Make sure to wash the guava with clean water and pat it dry before putting it in the refrigerator.
Before using this method of preserving guava, it must be washed and patted dry. After that, put it on a fresh cutting board. Peel the fruit rinds off and then cut them into slices. To make sugar syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar. And add the guava fruit slices to the syrup. Let it absorb the sugar syrup. Put the slices in a nylon bag or an airtight plastic container. Cover the container, making sure to allow a little opening for a small amount of air to enter. Store the container for up to a year in the refrigerator.