Guava nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size
Guava Glycemic index (GI)
Guava is a tropical fruit rich in many vitamins. Depending on growing conditions and the level of ripeness, the carbohydrate content in guavas can considerably differ. Because of this, the glycemic index for guavas from different parts of the world greatly varies.
The glycemic index of guavas from South America has been calculated to be very low, equal to 12±11.3 (1).
A guava from Taiwan has been demonstrated to have a GI of 31.1±5.1 in healthy individuals and slightly higher GI of 32.8±5.2 in people with diabetes (2). Similarly, Nigerian guavas have been researched to have a GI of 32.25±0.62 (3), while guava bites from Singapore have a GI of 29 (4). All four of these researches find guavas to have a low glycemic index.
And lastly, one study has found guavas from India to have a high GI of 78 (5).
Due to their high polyphenol levels, guavas have the potential to control blood glucose release and decrease insulin (6).
Guava fruit without peel has been found to be more effective in lowering blood glucose. It could be used as a supplement to improve blood pressure, blood sugar and lipid parameters (7).
Guava leaf tea has also expressed antidiabetic activities by suppressing postprandial blood glucose elevation (8).
As a whole, most studies find guava to be a low glycemic index fruit with potential antidiabetic qualities.
Important nutritional characteristics for Guava
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Fiber content ratio for Guava
All nutrients for Guava per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Protein||6%||74%||2.55g||1.1 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||1%||75%||0.95g||35.1 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||5%||42%||14.32g||2 times less than Rice|
|Calories||3%||81%||68kcal||1.4 times more than Orange|
|Sugar||0%||41%||8.92g||Equal to Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||22%||17%||5.4g||2.3 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||2%||57%||18mg||6.9 times less than Milk|
|Iron||3%||87%||0.26mg||10 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||5%||54%||22mg||6.4 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||6%||80%||40mg||4.6 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||12%||17%||417mg||2.8 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||96%||2mg||245 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||2%||83%||0.23mg||27.4 times less than Beef|
|Copper||26%||29%||0.23mg||1.6 times more than Shiitake|
|Vitamin E||5%||51%||0.73mg||2 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin C||254%||10%||228.3mg||4.3 times more than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||6%||63%||0.07mg||4 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||3%||84%||0.04mg||3.3 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||7%||68%||1.08mg||8.8 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||9%||62%||0.45mg||2.5 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||8%||62%||0.11mg||1.1 times less than Oat|
|Folate||12%||35%||49µg||1.2 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||2%||62%||2.6µg||39.1 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||92%||0.02mg||13.9 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||90%||0.1mg||7.5 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||91%||0.09mg||9.8 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||90%||0.17mg||14.2 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||93%||0.07mg||6.3 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||94%||0.02mg||6 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||98%||0.01mg||111.3 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0%||92%||0.09mg||23.3 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||95%||0.02mg||34 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||1%||75%||0.27g||21.7 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0%||82%||0.09g||112.6 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0%||66%||0.4g||117.6 times less than Walnut|
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.