Red Malaysian Guavas
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Red Malaysia guava weighs approximately 5 ounces with a smooth pinkish-brown skin. The inner magenta flesh is dotted with hard but edible seeds and has a firm, crunchy texture. The Red Malaysian guava is slightly softer than most green guava varieties with less tannin. Their floral aroma is also echoed on the palate with a subtle sweetness balanced by moderate acidity.
Red Malaysian guavas are available sporadically throughout the year with a peak season in the spring and fall.
The Red Malaysian guava is botanically known as Psidium guajava, the classification for tropical guava varieties within the Myrtaceae family. The fruits are commonly referred to as Thai Maroon guavas or Purple guavas, specifically in Brazil. The tree is traditionally grown for its fruit but it also offers a stunning display of ornamental foliage ranging all shades of maroon, red and pink. The Red Malaysian guava should not be confused with the pink guava which has the same colored flesh but soft, and is most often found in Thailand where it is called Jambu merah.