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Feijoa: the benefits and harm of an unusual fruit

Small-sized fruits contain a large number of useful properties, which an expert will tell you about.

As winter approaches, the feijoa fruit becomes increasingly popular - its taste and bright color remind of summer and give a good mood. The natural sweetness of feijoa is appreciated by all those with a sweet tooth, and supporters of a healthy lifestyle love this fruit for its many beneficial properties.

Nutritionist, psychologist, expert in the field of nutrition correction and eating behavior Oksana Fast will tell you about the benefits of feijoa and who should enjoy this fruit with caution:

"The feijoa, also known as the acca or Brazilian guava, is a unique exotic fruit native to South America. It can be recognized by its smooth green rind, which becomes soft as the fruit ripens. The inner pulp of the feijoa has a pleasant aroma and an exotic taste that many describe as a blend of strawberry, pineapple and guava flavors.


One of the main benefits of feijoa is its rich composition of vitamins and minerals. What stands out is its high iodine content, which makes feijoa unique among other fruits. Feijoa is also an excellent source of vitamin C, which plays a key role in strengthening the immune system and fighting colds. In addition, feijoa contains B vitamins, which are necessary for the normal functioning of the nervous system and maintaining healthy skin. The mineral composition of feijoa includes potassium, magnesium and calcium, which are necessary for healthy bones, heart and muscles,” says the expert.

feijoa smoothie

“Feijoa is also valued for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants prevent the development of chronic diseases and accelerated aging. In addition, the high dietary fiber content of feijoa helps improve digestion and can help maintain a healthy weight,” emphasizes Oksana Fast. Thus, feijoa can even be included in the diet - it will become a source of natural sugars necessary for brain function.

A few words about the insidiousness of feijoa

Feijoa, according to the expert, can be consumed in various forms - fresh, in salads, desserts or smoothies. "This fruit is an excellent choice for those looking for a natural and tasty way to improve their diet. However, as with any other food, moderation is important. It is recommended to start with small portions, especially if you are trying feijoa for the first time, to avoid possible allergic reactions.

Not everyone can safely consume feijoa. For example, people with an individual intolerance or allergy to this fruit should avoid it. In addition, pregnant and lactating women, as well as people with thyroid problems, are recommended to consult a doctor before including feijoa in their diet,” noted Oksana Fast. Feijoa can complement and diversify your diet. Enjoy its taste and appreciate its benefits.