Feijoa Nutrients and Benefits

feijoaFeijoa Fruit is for some reason not very popular in the USA, especially in the northwest, probably because it requires a warm climate. Feijoa fruit has been seen in Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Georgia, Russia, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Azerbaijan, China, and some of the hotter states in the USA. This Feijoa fruit is also called Pineapple Guava or just Guavasteen. Feijoa plant can be considered as an evergreen shrub or as a little tree. Some people combine Feijoa with smoothies, ice creams, shakes, yogurt, juices, fruit drinks, jam, or they just enjoy it by itself as a natural and healthy fruit. The Feijoa fruit is very good and healthy for people because in about a cup of this pureed fruit you can get these nutrients:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate (good amount)
– Vitamin C (large amount)
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Protein
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Calories

Also, with these nutrients you are most likely to get very good benefits. So, here is the list of benefits that you could get from a raw and preferably organic Feijoa Fruit:
– Reduces Risk of some Cancers
– Helps Protect from free radical damage
– Improves wound healing
– Helps prevent frequent colds
– Helps prevent frequent infections
– Improves Lung health
– Reduces Chances of anemia
– Improves your blood
– Improves nerve function
– Reduces chance of osteoporosis
– Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s disease
– Helps Prevent irritability
– Reduces Depression chances
– Helps Improve short term memory
– Reduces chances of gingivitis

There is also lots of talking and evidences of feijoa containing good amount of iodine, but for some reason I wasn’t able to find the nutritional data for it. If that’s the case, then iodine adds to the list of benefits these important values:
– Improves Thyroid Gland function
– Helps Prevent Goiter
– Helps Prevent Fatigue
– Helps Prevent Depression
– Helps Prevent Weakness
– Helps Prevent Weight Gain

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