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Chayote

Is this a fruit? A vegetable? Sweet or salty? Chayote can be described as a mild-flavored squash that looks like a wrinkled, pale green pear. It’s gained popularity as having a medley of flavors such as turnip, cucumber, and zucchini. Also known as mirliton and choko, this summer squash can be eaten raw or cooked. Pro tip: Cooked chayotes are good, low-fat substitutes or additions to avocados.

J&C Tropicals also carries white and black varietals.

  1. Peel chayote prior to cooking.
  2. Keep the seed intact as it is entirely edible and very flavorful.
  3. Can be steamed, grilled, sautéed, or deep-fried.

Lightly wrap chayote paper towel before placing it in a sealed bag. Keep it in the refrigerator for 4 weeks or so.

Year-round

Costa Rica and Mexico

  1. Contains Vitamin C antioxidants to support cells
  2. Low in total carbs

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