Food - Drink
Most Of The World's Guava Comes From This Country
Fruits like strawberries, figs, peaches, and blackberries are delicious straight from the vine and are available at markets across the U.S., but guava is a tropical fruit that's harder to find in its fresh state. If you don't live in a place where guavas are grown locally, these special fruits likely traveled to your supermarket from a certain country.
India is the largest producer of guavas in the world, and also produces the most mangoes and mangosteens, two other tropical fruits. India's combined output of these three fruits totaled 24,748,000 tons in 2020, and the country's suitably warm climate allows its guava trees to produce fruit twice a year, leading to a huge harvest.
Guava is characterized by its yellow-green skin with pink flesh on the inside, with flavor notes of strawberry and other tropical fruits. The fruit is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, and landed in India in the 17th century; today, the regions of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana grow the most guavas.