Guava is known for its nutritional value and low calorie count. This fruit is low in calories as well as fats and has a number of essential micronutrients including vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. Guava can be consumed raw, in the form of juice and also as a part of certain food items.
100 grams of raw Guava contains 68 kcal, one cup of raw Guava which weighs around 165 grams contains 112 kcal and a single Guava without refuse which weighs around 55 grams contains approximately 37kcal. The calorie content in a raw guava differs from that of guava in other forms for instance 100 grams of canned guava nectar contains 57 kcal and cup of canned Guava nectar which weighs around 251 grams contains approximately 143 kcal. 100 grams of cooked Guava sauce with 0% refuse contains 36 kcal and 1 cup of cooked Guava sauce which weighs around 238 grams contains approximately 86 kcal.
Guavas are also added to custards, pudding, ice creams and other desserts to enhance their taste. When consumed as a part of these food items the calorie content you are taking in differs depending upon the other ingredients added to the dish. Guava is a rich source of Vitamin C which offers several health benefits such as developing immunity to resist various infections and ailments. It has a good amount of soluble dietary fiber which helps in digestion and guards the colon mucous membrane. Antioxidant poly-phenolic and flavonoid which help in the prevention of cancer are also present in this fruit. These antioxidants also help in anti aging and are great immunity boosters.
It is a good food option, especially for those intending to lose their weight or maintain their existing weight. This fruit makes you feel full at the same time does not offer too many calories.