Wellness Wednesday: Guava season

Weekly tips to bring island-inspired wellness into your everyday life from Rosalie Bay Resort wellness coordinator Laura Lund.

Guava is in season at Rosalie Bay Resort, and we have an abundance of this delicious tropical fruit!

Guava is native to tropical America and is said to have astringent and bactericide properties. The history of uses include bathing with leaves for skin afflictions, eating seeds or making tea from the leaves for gastric disorders. The leaves have also been used in wounds to speed healing.

The fruit is rich in Vitamins A, B and C, carotenoids and other antioxidants, folic acid, minerals, and fiber. It is often used to make jam as it has a high pectin content.

I was first introduced to guava on one of our nature walks. Matto pulled one off the tree and gave it to me. This seems to be the common way to eat them on Dominica. You can eat the entire fruit skin, seeds and all, although some people don’t prefer the seeds. You can also enjoy the fruit juiced.

If you are visiting soon, we invite you to pick guava right from the trees found throughout Rosalie Bay Resort to enjoy this healthy, tropical fruit! Also, look for fresh squeezed guava juice on our breakfast menu at Zamaan.

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