Feijoa sellowiana Berg

Synonym ► Acca sellowiana Berg.

Family ► Myrtaceae.

Habitat ► Indigenous to western Paraguay, southern Brazil, Uruguay and parts of Argentina; cultivated in South India in Nilgiris and Kodaikanal hills.

English ► Feijoa, Pineapple Guava, New Zealand Banana.

Action ► The fruit contains iodine and vitamin C. Iodine content varies according to locality and fluctuates from year to year, usual range is 1.64-3.9 mg/kg Fruit also contains vitamin P-active polyphenols. The fruit is found beneficial only in mild cases of thyrotoxicosis.

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