Goyave is the French word for "Guava" . Guava is eaten as a fruit, in the Philippines, it is dipped in salt, sometimes with vinegar and salt (particularly in the Ilocos Region), and as souring agent, like in cooking Sinigang sa Bayabas. There are different varieties of guavas available in the market, some have yellow, reddish and white meat, some are small and round, but others are big as an apple or pear. It is also made into a juice and jelly or marmalade.

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