Lemon Guava (Psidium littorale) is a small compact slow growing tree with smooth
leathery green leaves. White flowers in late spring followed by heavy crops of
large round yellow fruit with a delicious aromatic flesh. Fruiting usually
occurs from April through to June.
fruit tree is native to Brazil
and adjacent tropical South America, it is
closely related to common guava (P.
guajava). The ripe yellow fruit are aromatic and fragrant and can be
eaten by cutting them in half and scooping out the pulp and seeds. Lemon guavas
have a more acidic and spicier flavor than the Strawberry guava.
The benefits of guava leaf extracts in reducing
blood glucose in diabetic patients have been documented
For more research on guava leaf
extracts please see
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