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Health Benefits

The vitamins and antioxidants in chinese guava can provide important health benefits. chinese guava contains polyphenols, which are micronutrients believed to protect against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

The antioxidants found in this guava protect our bodies from the damage caused by free radicals. Plant-based sources of antioxidants are the best way to prevent the development of many diseases.


Chinese guava is rich in potassium and vitamin C. Potassium regulates how much water is in your body and counters the effects of sodium. Vitamin C is an important immune system booster.The chinese guava fruit is very similar to the normal guava (scientific name P. guava) but usually considered to be more attractive but smaller in size.

Plant Description

Chinese guva is small erect, highly-branched, slow growing evergreen shrub that grows about 2-6 m tall. The plant is normally found growing in sub-montane rainforest, montane cloud forest, montane rainforest, moist tropical montane forest, riparian forest, tropical evergreen forest, deciduous woodland (oak), tropical montane savanna, lowland sub-tropical rainforest, scrubland, grassland, degraded forest, cultivation and agroforestry systems, roadsides, wastelands, pastures, scrubs, forested land and on areas disturbed by natural processes such as storms and lava flows

. The plant prefers acid soils and is not sensitive to soil structure. It can grow on shallow or infertile soils. It does, however, requires a well-drained soil and does not tolerate waterlogging. The slender stem and branches are smooth, pinkish, greenish or greyish brown in color. Bark peels off in small papery flakes. Twigs are glabrous and cylindrical, and young leaves and twigs are red in color.