Allahabad is famous for its Guava varieties like, Allahabad Safeda, Allahabad Sukhna and Arka Mridula, and for this very reason, Allahabad is often referred to as the "City of Green Gold".
In India the best verities of guavas come from Allahabad, including the Allahabad Safeda variety which is large in size, round in shape and the skin is smooth and yellowish- white in colour.
The flesh is white, soft and tasty and is high in Vitamin C.
The Allahabad Sukhna is pink in colour with deep pink skin.
The fruit is sweet and a few seeds and is slightly depressed on both ends.
The Arka Mridula on the other hand has white pulp and a few soft seeds.
The guava is often referred to as the “Backyard” fruit or the “Super fruit” for it is rich in dietary fiber, vitamin A, C, folic acid and dietary minerals, potassium, copper and manganese.
Low on calories the guava has four times more vitamin C than an orange.
High levels of pectin in the fruit ensure that the guava can be used to make candies, jellies, jams, marmalades and other preserves.