How to Select Guava
Select a guava with blemish free skin, bruises and blemishes can cause that area of the guava to ripen before the rest of the fruit. The guava should be yellow, white or have a red hue. Green guavas are not yet ripe and will be firm to the touch while a ripe guava will yield when pressed gently. Green guavas can be ripened further at home. Choose guavas that smell sweet.
How to Store Guava
Guava should be stored at room temperature until it becomes ripe and then it should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Wash, peel and cut the guava in half removing the seeds. In a saucepan bring to a boil 4 cups of water and 1 ¾ cups of sugar mixing until the solution is clear. Cool the syrup and then pour it over the guava. Place the guava and syrup in an airtight container or freezer bag and place in the freezer.
How to Ripen Guava
Guavas purchased or picked while they are still green and hard will continue to ripen when left at room temperature. To speed up the ripening process place a green guava in a paper bag with an apple or banana to expose it to more ethylene gas which speeds up the ripening.
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