Happy Hump Day Cinquecento Readers.

If you’ve never tried fresh guava, why not make today the day? Call around to your local grocers and see if your store carries guava. If not, or if you prefer to buy local, then you might as well resign yourself to planning your next vacation in Taiwan.

Taiwan is an amazing place. I tell you why here, here, here, here, there, there, there, and there.

Today I’m telling you that Taiwan’s guava is scrumptious!

This prepared guava was picked up at the local 7-11 store, and served with a small packet of cinnamon sugar. I skipped the topping and went right for the unadulterated guava goodness.

The texture is very much like a perfectly ripe apple, yet not quite so fibrous. Er, perhaps guava is more fibrous, or there is more water held in the fruit’s fiber structure. For guava is crisp and crunchy but not as dense as an apple.

The flavor is mild with a undeniable hint of tartness. Although the water filling the large guava fibers quench your thirst, guava is not overly juicy as you eat it. And, eat it you should. Delicious!

Guava? What is it good for? Lots and lots of jelly. Uh.

(Song to the tune of:

Guava! Huh.
What is it good for?
Lots and lots of Jelly.
Listen to me…

*For a great exposure to the cuteness that affects all things Taiwanese, please scroll back up and click on the 7-11 link. No thing is immune to the Taiwan cuteness effect.


Filed under 5-100, Food. Cibo., Travel

4 responses to “Mmmmmm…Guava!

  1. I sent you an email about a possible run Saturday!

    I’ve never actually tried guava although I once tried guava juice and remember liking it. The only fruit I’ve tried that I thought tasted a bit odd was papaya. I just can’t decide if I like it or hate it. So weird.

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