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can anyone identify this Chinese fruit

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I have been told this is a Chinese fruit--would anyone know what it's called? It has the most delicious, wonderful smell--almost floral, but it tastes like a sour pear. The seeds are too hard to bite. It's about the size of an apricot.

asked by brooklynite over 4 years ago
8 answers 1477 views
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added over 4 years ago

Guava, the white variety. which happens to be almost as common as the elongated red pulp one that is more common in the US

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added over 4 years ago

I meant almost as common in Asian countries. they have sub varieties that may bear fruits the size of grapefruits.

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added over 4 years ago

yep, Panafusine is correct! That is guava. They do smell awesome. I'm always tempted to buy some, but don't know what I would do with it.

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added over 4 years ago

Cut them up into salads, they go great with other tropical fruit. I usually quarter them, add a mix of salt & paprika to sprinkle on and eat them like its sold on the streets.

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added over 4 years ago

@mrslarkin- I made guava jelly last year. I have been hoarding my last 2 jars. The smell that perfumed the house while canning was amazing!

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added over 4 years ago

Everyone here is right these are guavas...the firm they are taste very good..compared to the mushy yellow skinned. Panfusine's suggestion is really good. I like to add chat masala or li hing mui powder (dry powder of plum). And, we do make indian spiced veggie..i know it sounds wierd but yes.
Then, Darlene is right it can be really tasty in making jellies or jams. And, you can make cream cheese and guava stuffing esp red ones into stuffed french toast.

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added over 4 years ago

Guava jelly-filled malasadas

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added over 4 years ago

I've also made Guava sorbet..... Very tasty