Chayote

Chayote is an edible plant belonging to the gourd family along with melons, cucumbers and squash. Commonly grown on the ground or on trellises, chayote looks like a flattened apple or pear and has a smooth skin. The chayote can be eaten raw in salads or stuffed and baked, mashed, pickled, fried or boiled. Mainly grown in Mexico and South America, it tends to have a delicate flavor that compliments spicy foods.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup, 132 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 30
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Total Carbs: 7g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 25%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 2%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Mango squash
  • Vegetable pear
  • Mirliton
  • Cho-cho
  • Chocho
  • Christophene
  • Christophine
  • Chuchu
  • Pear squash
  • Sousous
  • Choko
  • Custard marrow
  • Pepinella
  • Pepinello
  • Xuxu
  • Xoxo

Store around 34°F. Keep cold and dry.

  • Sechium edule

Recipes

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