Feijoa Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2022-08-17

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Feijoa


Overview of Feijoa Nutrition

Scientific Name: Feijoa sellowiana


Order: Myrtales


Family: Myrtaceae


Feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana), also known as pineapple guava, is a plant within the Myrtaceae family. It is indigenous to many South American countries such as, Uruguay, and parts of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Feijoas are cultivated in warm-temperate to subtropical climates. The fruit can be used to make jellies, jams, salads, and so forth. Feijoa contains a sweet pulp that has an aromatic flavor. Feijoas contain vitamin C (55% daily value [DV]). Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants which may prevent damage from free radicals and toxic chemicals. This vitamin is also important for the growth, development, and repair of connective tissues in your body. Thus, it plays many critical functions including collagen synthesis, wound healing, as well as maintaining and restoring the immune system. Another potential benefit of vitamin C is it helps with the absorption of iron. This fruit are also enriched with dietary fibers (26% DV). Dietary fibers help keep cholesterol levels low, which may benefit heart health, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. Dietary fiber is also necessary for slowing the absorption of sugar, thereby improving blood sugar levels. In addition to dietary fibers, feijoa fruit contain a moderate amount of folate (6% DV). Folate plays a vital role in the metabolism of amino acids.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 61 kcal 3%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 15.21 g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6.40 g 26%
Sugars 8.20 g
Starch 0.00 g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.42 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.10 g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.14 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.11 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
0.00 g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.03 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.71 g 1%
  • Tryptophan
0.01 g
  • Threonine
0.02 g
  • Isoleucine
0.02 g
  • Leucine
0.03 g
  • Lysine
0.04 g
  • Methionine
0.01 g
  • Cystine
0.01 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.02 g
  • Tyrosine
0.01 g
  • Valine
0.02 g
  • Arginine
0.02 g
  • Histidine
0.01 g
  • Alanine
0.04 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.07 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.13 g
  • Glycine
0.03 g
  • Proline
0.02 g
  • Serine
0.03 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 32.90 mg 55%
Thiamin 0.01 mg 1%
Riboflavin 0.02 mg 1%
Niacin 0.29 mg 1%
Pantothenic Acid 0.23 mg 2%
Vitamin B6 0.07 mg 4%
Folate, total 23.00 mg 6%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
23.00 mcg
Choline - mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 6.00 IU 0%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
0.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
2.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
3.00 mcg
Lycopene 5.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 27.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.24 IU 1%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.16 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
0.03 mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
Vitamin D - IU -
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3.50 mcg 4%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 17.00 mg 2%
Iron 0.14 mg 1%
Magnesium 9.00 mg 2%
Phosphorus 19.00 mg 2%
Potassium 172.00 mg 5%
Sodium 3.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.06 mg 0%
Copper 0.04 mg 2%
Manganese 0.08 mg 4%
Selenium - mcg -
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 83.28 g
Ash 0.38 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.