Health Benefits Of Guava fruits And How Start a Guava Farm

Health Benefits Of Guava fruits And How Start a Guava Farm

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 What Is Guava?

Guava is a fruit-tree that grows in Most parts of Africa The fruit is commonly eaten fresh or made into beverages, jams, and other foods.

Guava is also famous for its few varieties of peaches, limes, lemons, various other citrus fruits, guava, and avocado.

Importance of Guava fruit:

Constipation: Guava is one of the richest if not the richest sources of dietary fiber. It's seeds alone, if ingested whole or chewed, serve as excellent laxatives. The two properties of guava helps to form bowels, retaining water and clean your intestines and excretory system thoroughly. It is said that single constipation can lead to two major types of ailments. It is absolutely true.Every way to your total health goes through proper digestion and more importantly, proper excretion.

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Guava ensures Also ensures that the following

Cough & Cold: Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is very helpful in giving relief in cough and cold by loosening cough, eradication of mucus, disinfecting the respiratory tract, throat and lungs and inhibiting microbial activity due to its astringent properties.
Guava is one of richest in vitamin-C and iron which are proven to be preventive against cold and viral infections. In some areas in West africa, roasted ripe guava is used as a remedy against extreme cases of cough and cold and congestion.

Skin Care: Guavas can help improve your skin texture and avoid skin problems more than the best of beauty creams or skin toner gels can do. This is chiefly due to the abundance of astringents in its fruits (more in immature ones) and in leaves. You can benefit from it either by eating the fruits (this help tighten your muscles apart from your skin) or by washing your skin with the decoction of its immature fruits and leaves. It will tone up and tighten the loosened skin. In addition to the astringents, guava is very-very rich in vitamin-A, B, C and potassium which are very good anti oxidants and detoxifiers and keep your skin glowing and free from aging, wrinkles and other disorders.

High Blood Pressure: Guava helps reduce cholesterol in blood and prevents it from thickening, thereby maintaining fluidity of blood and reducing blood pressure.

Research shows that food stuffs which lack fiber (such a refined flour) add to blood pressure, due to quick conversion to sugar. Guava, being very rich in fiber and hypoglycemic in nature, helps  blood pressure.

Weight Loss: Guava is very helpful for those who want tolose weight without compromising with their intake of proteins, vitamins and fiber. Guava is very high in roughage and very rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, but with no cholesterol and less digestiblecarbo hydrates, is very filling and satisfies appetite very easily. Just have a medium sized guava in the lunch and you will not feel hungry till night. However ironically, it helps gaining weight in lean and thin people.This is probably due to its richness in nutrients, which keeps your metabolism right helping proper absorption of nutrients.

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How to Start Guava Farming in Africa

Guava being a very rich fruit and health benefits to the immune system is a very lucrative business in Africa because of its usefulness in major part of African cities, in those days our forefathers eat fruits mainly to protect and boost their system from vulnerable illness spreading across the coast.

To start farming guava you need some seedlings, these seedlings can be purchased in the market or gotten from agro industries who sell specific seeds.
Another way of getting Guava seedlings is by extracting guava fruits while eating, perhaps you reside or know someone who has a guava tree, you can converse with them on how they can get you some seeds for planting
After getting the Guava seeds you can then Look for a destinated area for planting, make sure the environment is wide enough to take a future guava tree.
If you don't have a good garden space in your compound an environment you can then purchase a farm land for fruits and plant your guava there.
Do your research on the farm area and observe the season before planting, might need an integrated farming equipment to water the area once in a while if you are in a Dry season for the time being.

Conclusion On Guava Fruit Farming

Guava is an important fruit in the society hence it is extremely needed by individuals for healthy living which makes bring a good number of demands and value in the market.
In some parts of Africa, like Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya they usually farm guava and cocoa in a large area with integrated frameworks to bring out rich fruits.
Guava farming is a good farming business to start today, plant now and harvest tomorrow for the exchange of money.

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