How To Cut a Guava

How To Cut a Guava

Guava might not be a fruit you reach for every day, but we encourage you to give it a try and enjoy its sweet, floral flavor. It's sort of a mash-up of a pear, strawberry and pineapple and it has a lot of pectin, making it a natural thickening agent for many recipes.

When it comes to knowing how to cut a guava, the key is to have a sharp knife that matches its size. The 4" Paring Knife is the one we recommend for this task, because it is great for cutting small to medium-sized fruit. If you have a larger guava, consider using a straight-edge knife with a long blade. They can range in size from that of an apricot to the size of a grapefruit.

Guava is great in desserts, jams, jellies and frozen cocktails. You can also make a paste out of it to add to a charcuterie board as a sweet, aromatic spread.

Known as a super fruit due to its many health benefits, guava is a good source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, vitamin A, iron and calcium. The seeds are also completely edible, so you can just bite right in and eat it on its own, if you like.

However, if you are needing to cut it, here is how to cut guava.

How To Cut a Guava

  1. Wash the guava before cutting and cut away any bad spots.
  2. Set the fruit on the cutting board and trim off the ends, using a 4" Paring Knife.
  3. Stand the fruit on a flat end and slice in half lengthwise.
  4. Lay the half down flat on the cutting board and slice to desired thickness.
  5. Repeat with the other half.

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