Scientific name examples for guava include Psidium guajava for the apple guava, Psidium guineese for the Brazilian guava, Psidium dumetorum for the Jamaican guava and Psidium cattleianum for the strawberry guava. Guavas are comprised of about 100 species that belong to the Myrtaceae family.
Guavas are evergreen plants that reach 33 feet tall. The evolution of guava species varies, with the strawberry guava becoming an invasive species in Florida and Hawaii, while the Jamaican guava has become extinct. The guava fruit has many human health benefits including preventing type-2 diabetes, weight loss, preventing eyesight degradation, preventing and slowing down certain types of cancer, stimulating the brain, skin care and enhancing a wound's healing process by applying guava juice externally. Pakistan appointed guava as the national winter fruit.Learn More
The four vegetables with the lowest carbohydrate content are radishes, celery, spinach and lettuce, which all contain less than two grams per serving. The amount of carbohydrates consumed will vary depending on serving size.Full Answer >
Eating lettuce does not expand your stomach. Leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce and cabbage, contain a gas-producing starch called raffinose. Some people lack the enzymes necessary to break down this starch. As a result, their stomachs may feel stretched or bloated after eating lettuce.Full Answer >
Most varieties of wild strawberries are edible, though some are not palatable. For instance, the Virginia wild strawberry, Fragaria virginiana, is an edible variety with good flavor, while the beach or coast variety of strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis, is not as tasty, though still edible.Full Answer >
Some examples of fruits and vegetables that grow on vines include beans, tomatoes, watermelons, cucumbers and grapes. A vine is basically any plant that grows and extends through the use of runners.Full Answer >