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Tests conducted on Indian fruits, including Himalayan apples and pomegranates, bananas from the south and grapes from Maharashtra, found that the guava, the poor man's fruit in India, has the highest concentration of antioxidants as compared to all the other fruits.- Is this a great good information ?

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The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, recently conducted a study on 14 fresh fruits and 120-130 foods so as to compile a database on the antioxidant activity on most commonly consumed foods in India.The study was conducted on most commonly consumed fresh fruits in India such as guava, pine-apple, Indian plum, mango (ripe), apple, chiku, watermelon, custard apple, grapes (green), orange, papaya (ripe), pomegranate, sweet lime and banana.out of 14 fresh fruits, they have found that mango and guava were rich in antioxidants," Dr Sreeramulu, scientist, endocrinology and metabolism division, NIN, Hyderabad, informed. Also scientists have conducted many tests and based on these results it is concluded that amla is a more potent antioxidant than vitamin C. As such Amla, Guava and Mangoes are the best source of antioxidants
Answered by Josna, 16 Oct '11 01:20 pm

 
  
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Guava is undoubtedly a poor mans fruit and if it is better than that of fruits like banana, grapes, promegranates, apples, it is really great news.We see these fruits very commonly availble in every backyard of a south Indian family in rural side.Thanks for having shared a very good piece of information.
Answered by Ramakrishnegowda, 16 Oct '11 12:12 pm

 
  
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Guava is a tropical fruit, cultivated mainly in the Asian countries. It is quite similar in shape to pear and has a rind that is green in color and changes to yellow when it becomes over-ripe. Inside the rind, which is consumed along with the fruit and not peeled, there is flesh that is either white or pinkish/reddish in color. More often than not, you can find lots of small hard seeds enveloping the soft and sweet pulp of the fruit. Guava is quite rich in Vitamin C, maybe even more than orange, apart from a number of other vitamins and minerals. Browse through the article to know about the health and nutrition benefits of eating guavas.

Nutritional Value of Guava
Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 1 cup (165 gm) of Guava, apart from Iron and Folic Acid:
Calcium - 50 mg
Carbohydrates - 19.6 gm
Fiber - 8.9 gm
Niacin - 2 mg.
Phosphorus - 48 mg
Protein - 1.35 gm ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 16 Oct '11 02:04 pm

 
  
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Yes it is
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 16 Oct '11 12:34 pm

 
  
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Certainly a good information, though not unheard. The fruit as well as its rind contain lot of plyphenols belonging to gallic and ellagic acids as well as their combinations which are powerful antoxidants. Even our goosberry (Emblica officinalis)contains lot of vitamin C and other antoxidants. The concern will be for their proper collection and preservation under hygienic conditions.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 16 Oct '11 03:51 pm

 
  
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Sometimes some information is useful when we choose during casual eating ,
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 16 Oct '11 02:05 pm

 
  
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Answered by Aditi Jain, 16 Oct '11 12:13 pm

 
  
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