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How to Make Easy Homemade Guava Jam

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Rob loves the guava fruit and enjoys sharing guava-inspired recipes with others.

Easy Homemade Guava Jam Recipe

Easy Homemade Guava Jam Recipe

Homemade Guava Jam Recipe

Aside from deliciously sweet, golden mangoes, another fruit that best describes summer in tropical countries (like the Philippines) is guava. This plant belongs to the myrtle family. It bears round fruits with colors that range from green to yellow and even red.

Guava can be eaten as it is, but it can be used as ingredients on drinks, cakes, marmalade, jam, candies, and even savory dishes. Though it's quite underrated and usually taken for granted, these little guys can also make an equally refreshing treat in the middle of the scorching summer heat!

The only issue with these fruits is its texture. It's seedy and the flesh is hard. People may hesitate to take a bite of it sometimes, but if you really want to enjoy these fruits minus its rock hard texture, why don't you turn it into a jam?

Ingredients

  • 1 kilo ripe guava (peeled)
  • 1/4 kilo brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice (you can use other citrus fruits like calamansi)
  • 3 cups of water

Supplies

  • Jar (cleaned and wiped dry)
  • Peeler
  • Spoon
  • Cup
  • Blender

Instructions

  1. Wash the guavas. Peel each fruit and place them in a squeaky clean bowl. Then, cut each peeled guava in half and remove the seeds using a spoon. Set the flesh aside.
  2. Keep the seeds in a casserole dish and add one cup of water. Let them simmer for 5 to 10 minutes to release the juices.
  3. Drain the liquid using a strainer or a clean cheesecloth. Put the liquid in a cup and set it aside.
  4. In a blender, put two cups of water and the liquid that you obtained from boiling the seeds along with the guava flesh. Blend the mixture until it turns into a smoothie.
  5. Pour the mixture into a casserole and bring it to a boil in moderate heat. Then, add the brown sugar and the calamansi juice and continuously mix until it changes its color.
  6. Once the mixture turns brown and thick, turn off the stove and let your guava jam cool. Place the finished product in a clean jar and you are ready to munch on your sweet homemade guava jam.

Additional Tips

  • This process is also applicable to fleshy fruits like mangoes, strawberries, peaches, apples and others.
  • If you want your guava jam with a little chunk, you can just slice the flesh instead of putting it in a blender.
  • Once your guava jam has cooled down to normal room temperature, seal the jar and place it inside your fridge.
  • If you don’t have lemons, you can use any citrus fruits like lime or calamansi
  • Using used jars in good condition can be a marvelous option. This way you are able to recycle.

The Health Benefits of Guava

The guava fruit is fortified with essential nutrients that our bodies need. Apart from antioxidants and ascorbic acid or vitamin C that helps boost the immune system, here is a table of it's nutritional value:

Nutritional Facts (Amount per Cup or 165 Grams)

Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily v

Amounts Per Selected Serving

 

% DV

Pantothenic Acid

0.7 mg

7%

Vitamin A

1030 IU

21%

Beta Carotene

617 mcg

Lycopene

8586 mcg

Vitamin C

377 mg

628%

Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)

1.2 mg

6%

Vitamin K

4.3 mcg

5%

Thiamin

0.1 mg

7%

Riboflavin

0.1 mg

4%

Niacin

1.8 mg

9%

Vitamin B6

0.2 mg

9%

Folate

80.8 mcg

20%

Comments

Tembo Francis on December 15, 2019:

What other fruits can you use apart from lime and calamansi in making jam?

Mutunzi Courage on April 30, 2019:

Thank you for tips

Dexter on September 19, 2018:

I love the way you present your recipe, I also like that it has less sugar than all the other recipes I have read, the nutrition information that you provide, and the tidbits of information that you give on the subject (jam vs.jelly). I became a fan

Dexter

Francoise on June 08, 2017:

I cannot separate the seeds from the flesh... Help !

cristy on April 16, 2016:

what would be the taste if i don't peel the guava when i make the guava jam

Cynthia on March 28, 2016:

Got two guava trees heaps of ripe guavas coming off daily and winter is past approaching, now I know how to preserve it in a way of a jam.

Thank you so much for sharing, much appreciated.

God bless,

Cynthia

martha on February 10, 2015:

my guava tree is over flowing with fruit this yr. i was wondering what i was going to do with the fruit but now i know exactly. can't wait. cheers guys you are wonderful.

sneha on October 01, 2014:

God i didn't know it was so easy im going to make it today.

lovely on December 18, 2012:

nyc recipe

patricia de guzman on December 02, 2012:

thanks for the info..a big help for my project.

ABIGAIL FACEY on November 27, 2012:

GOING TO MAKE MY JAM IN TWO DAYS THANKS FOR THE INFO.

Jk Mom on November 08, 2012:

Just made the jam.....keep you posted once it cools!

delphine on October 31, 2012:

I made this yesterday but it has not set.WHY?

mizjo from New York City, NY on October 23, 2012:

Hi, Rob, there is a guava that doesn't have seeds, or has so few you wouldn't see or notice them. I had that in Malaysia, sliced thinly and sprinkled with salted preserved plum. WOW!

Hayden, Durban S.A on September 27, 2012:

Hi Rob,we made guava jam at work today and it turned out great,i looked up your recipe tonight whilst the cricket was on, just to try someone elses way of making jam.

Thanks very much cheers.

llynette on September 02, 2012:

thanks for sharing...guava jam is one of my favorite spread...with newly baked pandesal and peanut butter! and it is easy discussed as 1,2,3...

rob_allen (author) from MNL, PH on June 08, 2012:

Hi paul, in my first attempt, i tried to turn the whole fruit(including the seeds) into a jam. It doesn't taste bitter actually. The seeds are just unpleasant in the mouth because of its hard texture. Plus, it adds a little grainy texture when you eat it. You won't like it when you spread the jam on bread.

paul regalado on June 06, 2012:

hi what will happen to my guava jam if i accendentally included the guava seeds that i boiled to the flesh and blended it? i hope it will not taste bitter? what should i do?

thank you much

rob_allen (author) from MNL, PH on May 31, 2012:

Hi @alex jose! nice to hear that! hope you and your wife would love the recipe :)

rob_allen (author) from MNL, PH on May 31, 2012:

@Vespawoolf -Wow. Thanks fo your comment! God luck on your guava jam making :))

Alex Jose from Cleveland, Ohio on May 30, 2012:

O my god never knew it would be so easy to make, me definitely going to tell my wife to try this recipe very soon. Enjoyed reading this hub so voted up as interesting.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 23, 2012:

Guavas are just coming in season here in Peru so I'm thrilled to have this recipe! Since I love them fresh, I'm sure to enjoy the jam. Voted up and awesome!

rob_allen (author) from MNL, PH on May 09, 2012:

Hey Sheila! write a hub about your gooseberries too! that would be very interesting! I think there are no gooseberries here in Manila so that would be a great topic to hub about! :)

sheilanewton from North Shields, UK on May 08, 2012:

Mmmm...sounds delicious - and so EASY! I'm going to use the same recipe when my gooseberries ripen too. Thank you so much for this.

rob_allen (author) from MNL, PH on April 08, 2012:

@Rosemay

Hey Rosemay50, thank you for reading this hub. I am glad that I was able to share a little information. BTW, i highly recommend that you try either jelly or jam. Both taste great and easy to prepare :)

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on April 07, 2012:

I have never tasted guava jam, I love guava juice so I am sure I would enjoy it.

I didn't know the difference between jally and jam, we learn something new every day

Thanks for the recipe

rob_allen (author) from MNL, PH on March 24, 2012:

Thank you very much for reading this hub teaches. I actually thought that jam and jelly are the same but I came to realize that they were two different things. I am glad that I was able to share such tidbit of information. BTW, go ahead and try guava jam! :)

Dianna Mendez on March 24, 2012:

I have never had guava jam. Your method makes it look simple to make. I did not know the difference between jelly and jam and that is interesting to know. Thanks for sharing the facts and recipe.

rob_allen (author) from MNL, PH on March 24, 2012:

@Bldg an Architect -Really? Guavas are often neglected here at home (we have a tree in garden)...I never knew that guava jam is expensive. BTW, thanks for dropping by! :)

Bldg an Architect on March 23, 2012:

I love guava jam, but it is so expensive. I will have to try this!