Jambu Kluthuk (Psidium Guava) is a plant from Brazil that has green fruit with white or red flesh. Fruit with other names guava, guava siki and guava has a sweet-sour taste. Several guava cultivars in Indonesia have been known for a long time or come from other countries, namely:
- Taiwan crystal guava
- Guava kluthuk West Cape
- Guava kluthuk red cracked
- Australian guava
- Guava kluthuk Sukun
- Guava kluthuk Bangkok
Guava Kluthuk Merah
In Indonesia, the most popular types of kluthuk guava are red kluthuk guava and white kluthuk guava. Red kluthuk guava has red flesh with a thin yellowish green skin when ripe. In addition to being consumed directly, red guava kluthuk is also often consumed in the form of juice. Red kluthuk guava is believed to have higher nutritional content and benefits than white kluthuk guava. Here is the nutritional content contained in guava kluthuk red.
Table 1. Nutrient Content of Red Kluthuk Guava per 100 grams
|Pantothenic acid||0,451 mg|
|Total Fat||0,95 g|
|Vitamin A||624 UI|
|Vitamin C||228 mg|
|Vitamin E||0,73 mg|
|Vitamin K||2,6 mcg|
|Dietary fiber||5,4 g|
|Beta carotene||374 mcg|
Benefits of Red Kluthk Guava
Guava kluthuk at least has some good benefits for human health, including:
1. As an Antioxidant
Red kluthuk guava has a very high vitamin C content which can be useful as an antioxidant to maintain a healthy body. In addition, anti-oxidant compounds in guava kluthuk red are flavonoids and beta-carotene such as lycopene can act as anti-cancer cells and overcome cell damage due to free radicals.
2. Maintain a healthy digestive system
The high content of natural fiber in red guava can be useful for maintaining a healthy digestive tract tract by protecting the intestinal mucous membrane, reducing exposure time to toxins and binding cancer-causing chemicals in the intestine and removing them with waste.
3. Improve eye health
The high content of vitamin A and beta carotene in red guava is very useful for maintaining good eye health. In addition, vitamin A is also able to prevent the eye from cataracts.
4. Maintain blood pressure
Red kluthuk guava contains an electrolyte compound called potassium which is useful for protecting high blood pressure by soaking the effects of sodium. This is the same benefit you get when you consume other fruits that contain potassium such as bananas.
5. Helps absorption of nutrients
By consuming red kluthuk guava, you get the benefits obtained from the magnesium content in red kluthuk guava in absorption of nutrients. Manganese helps the body in the absorption of other nutrients from the food we eat.
6. Maintain facial skin health
The high lycopene content in red kluthuk guava can help maintain healthy facial skin from damage caused by exposure to UV rays from the sun or due to environmental pollution. The lycopene content in red guava is 2 times more than tomatoes. In addition, red kluthuk guava can also be useful for treating skin problems such as acne irritation, dark circles, black spots and blackheads on facial skin because of its vitamin C and vitamin K content. Moreover, the content of vitamin E in red guava can also be useful for skin rejuvenation.
7. Maintain nerve function and brain
Red kluthuk guava contains vitamins B3 and B6 which are useful for stimulating the brain. Pyridoxine or vitamin B6 can increase blood flow and provide nutrients that are important for brain and nerve function. In addition, Pyridoxine also supports the synthesis of dopamine and serotonin, which are the neurotransmitters responsible for happiness.
8. Make the body relax
The magnesium content in guava kluthuk red can help relax the nerves so that the body becomes more relaxed. In addition, consumption of guava kluthuk red can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure which can relieve migraines.
9. Help treat dengue fever
Red kluthuk guava contains iron which can help in the formation of new blood cells in the body. In addition, the content of vitamin C in guava kluthuk red can also function to increase the immunity of people with dengue fever.
Thus is the information that we can convey about the benefits of guava kluthuk red. How, amazing isn’t it? After reading the information about this, don’t hesitate to consume lots of red guava fruit. Thank you for reading and hopefully useful.