Offering a distinct, nutty flavor described as more intense than broccoli, this pale, green vegetable looks and tastes like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. Available starting in late summer.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
Mexican Cream Guavas
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This item was last sold on : 11/23/13
|Garcia Organic Farms|
In warmer tropical-like climates, guavas can grow year-round. These Southern California guavas are harvested in the fall.
Mexican Cream guava is also known as Tropical Yellow guava, for the region in which it thrives.
Offering aromas of pineapple and passion fruit, these small to medium-small, roundish fruits have a pale, yellow skin that is often slightly blushed with red. The flesh is creamy, white, thick and aromatic. Mexican Cream guavas are sweet, with a classically tropical guava flavor. They have a small seed cavity that holds a handful of soft seeds.
The pulp is the most widely used part of the Mexican Cream guava. Slice the guava lengthwise, remove the seeds (if their crunch is undesirable) and cut the white flesh into chunks. The chunks can be boiled down to make marmalade, sauces, and syrups or used to make a paste. The guava paste is paired with creamy cheeses, like mascarpone or cream cheese in Mexico to make a dish known as bocadillo con queso.
The origin of the Mexican Cream guava lies in its name. The fruit can be found growing throughout Mexico and Central America and has adapted to many other tropical climates. It can be found in farmer's markets in the southern US.
Recipes that include Mexican Cream Guavas. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Zaiqa||Mexican Cream Guava Chaat|
|Whisked Foodie||Berry Pancakes With Guava Piloncillo Syrup|
|My Colombian Recipes & International Flavors||Arequipe and Guava Quesadillas (Quesadilla Gloria)|
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Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
Procacci BrothersNear Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
About 227 days ago, 7/17/14
Spotter's comments : Mexican Cream Guavas spotted at Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 410 days ago, 1/15/14
Spotter's comments : Mexican Cream Guavas spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Markov Farms, Valley Center CA
Comercial Mexicana Near Colonial, Baja California, Mexico
About 496 days ago, 10/21/13
Spotter's comments : Mexican Cream Guavas spotted at Comercial Mexicana. Great time time to start making delicious and picy fruit punch. Guava is one if the many ingredients needed in this great holiday beveage.
Mercado Hidalgo Near Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
About 552 days ago, 8/26/13
Spotter's comments : Make a refreshing beverage with it!
Central Market Near Austin, Texas, United States
About 642 days ago, 5/28/13
Spotter's comments : Mexican Cream Guavas spotted at Central Market.