Guava (Psidium guajava)

Found in the whole country, guava is a very common fruit in Brazil. It is mostly consumed fresh but as well used for cooking, in the food and beverage industries and as dietary supplements. Guava may be applied to produce sweets, juices, ice creams, as base for nutritional supplements and others.

Guava is very nutritious and ensures us several benefits. It is rich in tannin, phenols, flavonoids, essential oils, fiber, fatty acids, minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and, particularly, potassium, in addition to vitamins A, B complex (except B12), C and E.

As many fruit is benefits to our health, and popularly it is attributed to have: antibacterial, antidiarrheal, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antiseptic properties and it may also help in the reduction of the arterial hypertension, contributing to the increase of HDL, fights against ulcers, eyes lesions such as conjunctivitis, skin lesions and it also has hypoallergenic properties which contribute to the reduction of allergies.

Blue Macaw Flora commercializes dehydrated guava pulp, guava powder, produced from a careful selection of the fruits, submitted to the spray drying or atomization procedure.

Spray Drying or atomization is a technique that transforms liquid solutions into dry powders. The drying technique by spray drying has been widely applied in the production of dry extracts with better technological features and higher content of active substances. The process consists of atomization of the fluid solution on a drying chamber on which the droplets go through a warm air flow. The heat and mass transference during the drying process occurs in a very fast way between the air and steam films which stay around each droplet under saturation temperature. This technique, subsequently, is appropriate for heat sensitive products, preserving its essential features.

This type of drying procedure is widely used in the food industry, is common for the production of powder milk, instant coffee and powder juices and in the production of active components in the pharmaceutical and phytotherapic industries. Spray drying is ideal for cases where the final product should respect a high specific and reproducible pattern of quality regarding the particles sizes, morphology, percentage of residual moisture, density and other parameters.

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