Feijoa

About, Selection and Storage

Similar taste to a guava with sweet soft texture like a papaya or pawpaw. This dull green oval ¬†fruit is native to South America but now grows widely in New Zealand. Choose firm unblemished feijoas with green to yellow/green skin. Ripen at room temperature and then store in the refrigerator. Feijoa’s have a smell like a guava when ripe.

Availability

April-August.

Using

Skin is inedible. Eat fresh either by cutting in half and eating pulp, or skinning and then eating. Good in a fruit salad or with icecream or yoghurt, add to a smoothie or substitute for apples in muffins or cakes. Feijoas can also be used in savoury dishes in a salad with game or made into jams and chutneys. Good with game, other fruit or fruit juices.

Nutrition Information.

A good source of vitamin C which is low in fat and calories.