Guavas are a tropical fruit, which is produced in tropical and subtropical regions across the globe. The Psidium guajava is a small tree from the Myrtaceae (Myrtle) family with dark green, elongated leaves. The plant is originally from Central America and over time guavas were distributed worldwide. Today guava production is an important crop in South East Asia and Central America. Guavas are produced and marketed fresh and in various processed forms. In many warm climate regions, guavas grow prolifically in a semi-wild state.