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    A guava is the sweet fruit of the guava tree, which grows in tropical regions of America and Asia. The Guava genus consists of about 100 small trees and shrubs in the family Myrtaceae, with the Psidium species being the most cultivated for food. The guava fruit can be eaten raw or used to flavor drinks, desserts, and sauces. The guava is believed to have originated in an area extending from southern Mexico into Central America. The guava is rich in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as beta carotene. It can be eaten raw, either out-of-hand or seeded and sliced in desserts or salads, although cooking eliminates the guava’s strong smell.