The king fruit

Panay News - - NATION - By Rea­dem B. Daliva, BSED English, CAPSU Main

THE KING fruit is not the co­conut. It is not the jack­fruit. It is not the ap­ple. The guava is surely the king fruit. The crown on its head will tell you. Prob­a­bly, it is the king fruit be­cause of its many uses.

Some com­pa­nies make big money by mak­ing them into jam. Some make them into guava juice.

Moth­ers like to buy the yel­low fruits from the mar­ket to cook them with a de­li­cious fish dish.

El­derly peo­ple say that the boiled leaves of the guava make ex­cel­lent wound clean­ers. Some­times, the leaves are boiled and the wa­ter is drunk to ease stom­ach pains.

Young boys like make sling­shots from guava branches and twigs.

Surely, no other tree can beat the guava tree in the num­ber of uses. Aside from those listed, there are still about 100 known uses the guava. ( Paid ar­ti­cle)

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