Healthy Food Database

The feijoa fruit is sometimes called the pineapple guava although it does not come from the same family. It is a green chicken's egg shaped & sized fruit with an aromatic sweet flavour. When ripe, the tiny edible seeds are embedded in a clear jelly-like centre. Unripe, the seed pulp is white and opaque. When buying feijoas, look for fruit that feel firm. Feijoas can bruise easily even though they feel hard, so handle them gently.

To eat feijoa, cut the fruit in half and scoop the fresh out with a spoon.

Feijoas are a rich source of vitamin C. They are low in calories and high in minerals and fibre. They are also high in antioxidants.
Feijoa also contain saponins, chemical compounds thought to have protect against anticancer and lower cholesterol. They are also a good source of flavonoids known to play an important role in the prevention of cancer.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Autumn
To Buy:
Look for fruit that feel firm. Feijoas can bruise easily even though they feel hard
To Store:
Unripe feijoa can be stored at room temperature and will ripen in a day or two. To ripen quickly, place them in a paper bag with an apple or banana. Ripe feijoas are best stored in the fridge, but only for a few days time.
Tips & Tricks:
Feijoa pulp can be frozen and used to make muffins or in smoothies.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
Carbohydrates, g:
Protein (g):
Saturated Fat, g :
Vitamin C:
No information available
Energy (kJ):
Fibre, g:
Fat (g):
Monosaturated Fat , g:
No information available

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus
Skin Conditions
Heart Disease
Premature Aging
Find recipes with Feijoa

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

Facebook Twitter RSS