Guava Sweet producer Colombia
Sweet guava producers in Colombia produced 156.792 tons of guava in 2018, according to the Ministry of Agriculture in Colombia.
Guava is a fruit originally from Colombia with a high nutritional value, and it is the fourth most consumed by Colombian households. The fruit was attractive to the international market since the time of the colonization. It has been a main source of nutrients since the indigenous tribes, and its consumption and benefits have been acknowledged and maintained in the culture through the years. It is considered the “queen fruit” as it has a high content of phosphorus, niacin, potassium, and vitamins A, B1, B2, C, calcium, iron, and folic acid. It is an effective solution for intestinal conditions, and due to its great composition of fiber, it manages to activate and stabilize the well-function of the digestive system. The various types of guava found in Colombia are white, red, pear-like, and sour. The departments of Santander, Atlantico, Meta, and Boyaca are the areas with the highest guava production.
To attract the international market, guava producers in Colombia have innovated the production of guava products such as guava jelly, guava jam, guava candy, guava jelly candy, guava juice, guava soft drinks, and guava spread among other uses. The bocadillo is also a famous traditional dessert that is often consumed by the locals. Guava producers have invested in the implementation of technology and the development of industrialization processes to expand their export capacity. It is an important business opportunity, as the products are promising to conquer the international market.