Most of us who grew up in the tropics know a guava is perfectly ripe when you can smell it without even putting it to your nose. The taste to some of us has been described as ‘part strawberry and part pear’. Its juice is frequently referred to as ‘the nectar of the gods. Guava is also rated as a super food, a powerhouse of nutrients and a good source of energy. One low-calorie cup of this vitamin rich fruit contains a whopping 8 grams of fiber scored second to blueberries and right behind kale.