When we think of Vitamin C, the first fruit that comes to mind is an orange. While our Addo valley is full of citrus trees, the orange is not the biggest source of vitamin C – it is a guava! A guava has four times more vitamin C than an orange.
A guava is a sweet and delicious seasonal fruit which ripens in the South African winter months (May-September). Guavas are used in jams, desserts, jellies or just eaten fresh. Guavas are easy fruit to grow and don’t need to be sprayed with pesticides or chemicals, as in the case of other exotic fruits.
If you haven’t yet tried this tasty fruit you can do so when you stay with us at Chrislin Addo Lodge. We have two organic guava trees, one with pink flesh and the other with white flesh. We love to serve the delicious fruit for breakfast and dinner. Our guests are delighted with the flavours and healthy goodness fresh Addo vitamin C!
Addo Guavas are Full of Goodness
The guava is a super fruit and full of nutrients. It is an excellent source of energy, dietary fibre and vitamins, particularly vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, thiamine and riboflavin. Guavas also contain essential minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium.
Being the richest source of vitamin C, guavas are the perfect snack to slow the signs of aging. A guava face mask assists to tighten and firm the skin on your face!
Other benefit of adding guavas to your diet is that they are rich in powerful antioxidants that can reduce the risk of some cancer.
Lastly, guavas are rich in dietary fibre which can help to control blood pressure.
At Chrislin Addo Lodge, we make the most of our guavas. We serve preserved guavas with natural yoghurt, fresh guava juice and guava jam at breakfast and include a delicious guava dessert at dinner (in season).
Contact us to enquire and book one of our great winter special offers (May to September). You can get your fill of Addo vitamin C!