Although guava fruit is one of the main ingredients in a variety of recipes, eating the fruit in its natural, raw state is the most common way to enjoy it. To eat the guava, rinse it and remove any center foliage from the fruit. Cut off each end of the fruit, use a knife to slice the flesh and eat it slice-by-slice.
- Rinse the fruit
Place the guava fruit under cool, running water and, if necessary, use your hands to remove any debris or chemical residue off of the fruit.
- Remove the sepals from the center of the fruit
Use a paring knife to remove the foliage fragments around the top center of the fruit.
- Slice off each end of the guava
Use a sharp knife to remove approximately 2 inches off of each side of the fruit.
- Slice and eat the fruit
Slice the guava fruit into 1/4- to 1/2-half inches slices, and the fruit in its natural state.