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.
- Peel chayote prior to cooking.
- Keep the seed intact as it is entirely edible and very flavorful.
- 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.
Costa Rica and Mexico
- Contains Vitamin C antioxidants to support cells
- Low in total carbs
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