Pineapple guavas are dull-green or yellow-green, sometimes showing a red or orange blush. This fruit is very aromatic with tropical fruit nuances, even before the fruit is fully ripe. The flesh is thick, creamy white, granular and watery, similar to the texture of a pear. This flesh surrounds a translucent central pulp that encloses very small oblong edible seeds. Pineapple guavas are known for their strong tropical flavor with pineapple, guava, and strawberry tasting notes.
The taste is fruity sweet but with a little tangy after-taste. They are packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin C while also containing dietary fiber, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
You eat them like a kiwi fruit by cutting them in half and using a teaspoon to scoop out the delicious fruit.
The Pineapple guava is native to South America, specifically extreme southernmost Brazil, Argentina and mountainous regions of Uruguay.
They are currently in season and a delicious fruit to enjoy during our fall season.