Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) fruit: A role in health promotion?

Mercedes C. Argüelles, Ronald Ross Watson

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Feijoa sellowiana Berg. syn. Acca sellowiana is a fruit-bearing evergreen shrub relative of the tropical guava, commonly known as pineapple guava. The Feijoa plant is indigenous of South America but can be found in tropical and subtropical dry areas. The Feijoa plant is mainly grown for its fruit, and used primarily for the production of juice that has a sweet and acidic flavor. Beyond the interest in its fruits, this species is used as an ornamental plant for its hardiness and eye-catching flowers and leaves. Recently, the species has assumed some medicinal relevance due to its content of biologically and nutritionally interesting compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioactive Foods and Extracts
Subtitle of host publicationCancer Treatment and Prevention
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781439816219
ISBN (Print)9781439816196
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Argüelles, M. C., & Watson, R. R. (2010). Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) fruit: A role in health promotion? In Bioactive Foods and Extracts: Cancer Treatment and Prevention (pp. 603-608). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b10330