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Guava in Boston?

r_walid Dec 17, 2007 12:42 PM

I was looking for a store that sells Guava fruits. Preferably fresh ones.
Does anyone know of a place for that?


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  1. gini RE: r_walid Dec 17, 2007 12:43 PM

    I've seen them at Russo's in Watertown.

    1. itaunas RE: r_walid Dec 17, 2007 02:29 PM

      You didn't specify where? When in season Market Basket in at least Somerville and Chelsea regularly carry it, as well as nearby specialty markets (La Internacional, La Sultana...). I haven't seen them since October, but there is a mid-winter crop. Quality and ripeness of the fresh crop varies, you really should get them ripe off the tree not after 2 months in transport. Frozen guava pulp is available, La Internacional carries it, as do some Shaws markets (look for Goya pulps). There also is a Brazilian pulp which is imported and used at Bakeries and Cafes (in Union Sq Casa de Carne carries it, but you could also ask at a Brazilian bakery such as on Harvard in Allston). Brazilian juice concentrate is even more available and can be used in desserts. Lastly its worth keeping your eye out for a "goiabada cascao" from smaller producers in Brazilian markets, its a harder guava paste which can be sliced and eaten with cheese.

      1. Chrispy75 RE: r_walid Dec 17, 2007 02:31 PM

        They had them at Super 88 in Allston in October. I picked up a couple, but they were pricey and of so-so quality.

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          adobokid RE: r_walid Dec 17, 2007 04:44 PM

          I saw some at Market Basket in Somerville yesterday. $5 per lb.

          1. kobuta RE: r_walid Dec 18, 2007 05:09 AM

            I've also seen them at Kam Man in Quincy. If that's too far, you can find them on occasion in the larger Chinese supermarkets.

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