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Health Benefits of Red Flush Guava


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1 Rainfed Research Sub-station for Sub-tropical Fruits, Raya (SKUAST-J) Jammu (J&K), India
2 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samba (SKUAST-J) Jammu (J&K), India
     

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Benefits of red flush guava : Red flush guava (Psidium guajava L.), belongs to family Myrtaceae and its fruit type is berry. It is very tasty, energetic, richest sources of carotenoid. The edible portions of the fruit are Thalamus and pericarp. The common types of guava include apple guava, yellow-fruited cherry guava, strawberry guava, and red apple guava. Among the different type of guavas, red flush guava is one of most important fruit crops of tropics and subtropics region and most popular among the fruit growers community of India due to its unique flavour, taste, pink coloured pulp and numerous health-promoting qualities, the fruit easily fits in the new functional foods category, often called “super-fruits.” Pink guava, unlike white guava has a pink coloured sweet pulp loaded with seeds.
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Rakesh Kumar
Rainfed Research Sub-station for Sub-tropical Fruits, Raya (SKUAST-J) Jammu (J&K), India
Neerja Sharma
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samba (SKUAST-J) Jammu (J&K), India
V. B. Singh
Rainfed Research Sub-station for Sub-tropical Fruits, Raya (SKUAST-J) Jammu (J&K), India
Vijay Kumar
Rainfed Research Sub-station for Sub-tropical Fruits, Raya (SKUAST-J) Jammu (J&K), India
Sanjay Khajuria
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samba (SKUAST-J) Jammu (J&K), India

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Benefits of red flush guava : Red flush guava (Psidium guajava L.), belongs to family Myrtaceae and its fruit type is berry. It is very tasty, energetic, richest sources of carotenoid. The edible portions of the fruit are Thalamus and pericarp. The common types of guava include apple guava, yellow-fruited cherry guava, strawberry guava, and red apple guava. Among the different type of guavas, red flush guava is one of most important fruit crops of tropics and subtropics region and most popular among the fruit growers community of India due to its unique flavour, taste, pink coloured pulp and numerous health-promoting qualities, the fruit easily fits in the new functional foods category, often called “super-fruits.” Pink guava, unlike white guava has a pink coloured sweet pulp loaded with seeds.