If you don't live in a warm climate, guavas might not be on your go-to ingredient list yet. Native to Mexico, Central America and South America, these round fruits can be sweet or sour with flesh ranging from white to pink. You'll often find guavas in jams, candies, preserves and juices because it has a high level of natural pectin. We also like to use them as a base for barbecue sauce because they have add tropical flavor to dishes and have less acidity than tomatoes. Use F&W's guide to find out what dishes you can create with guavas at home.

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Guava-Glazed Ribs
Juicy pork ribs, with a fruity guava-garlic glaze, are hugely popular at Jimmy's in Bronx, New York. Guava paste is available at Latin American markets and many supermarkets. Delicious, Quick Side Dishes
Guava-Cream Cheese Pastries
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These delicious pastelitos (filled pastries) have a crisp, buttery puff-pastry shell. They’re a great, easy-to-make dessert. Slideshow: Easy Dessert Recipes