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Product: Fresh Chayote Squash without thorns

$0.99-pound | ($0.06/oz) 

Reg.$3.58 lb

There is approximately 8 oz wt. per piece.

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Within the botanical family, fresh cut beet greens are factored alongside spinach, Swiss chard, quinoa, lamb’s quarter, and a number of other wild plants, which means that beet greens can be placed in the “dark, leafy” category.

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  • Vegan, Gluten free, All Natural
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  • Product of Mexico

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Chayote squash (pronounced chahy-oh-tee) scientifically known as Sechium edule, is the edible fruit of a tropical perennial vine plant which is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with other squashes, gourds, cucumbers, and melons.

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The whole Vegetable is Palatable

Light green, pear-shaped fruit also known as Chaco, Choko, Chayote, Cho-Cho, Chayote Squash, Choco, Vegetable Pear, Custard Marrow and Madeira Marrow is originally native to Mexico but it has since been introduced worldwide.

The whole vegetable is palatable — skin, roots, shoots, leaves, flower, flesh and seeds. It can be consumed raw or steamed, baked, stuffed, fried, marinated or boiled. Chayote de Caballo, Chayotillo, Cabeza de Chango are some common and popular varieties of Chayote.

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Health benefits of Chayote Squash

Chayote squash is a roughly pear-shaped, mild flavored vegetable grown worldwide for its delicious seeds, roots, shoots, flowers, leaves, and fruit. Almost all parts are consumed raw in a salad, boiled, marinated or fried.  It is a copper and vitamin B6 rich vegetable which is consumed worldwide to gain more benefits and remains healthy.

Chayote Pear like pumpkin is one of the vegetables which is very low calories; provide just 16 calories per 100 g and contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. However, it is rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins.

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Fruits are used in Curries as well

How to Eat

  • Tuberous roots, fruit, young leaves, shoots, and stems are edible.
  • Fruit stems and young leaves and tuber roots are consumed as a vegetable, both alone and plain boiled, as well as an ingredient of plentiful stews.
  • Chayote fruit is eaten raw in salads and salsas, but are more often cooked by sautéing or baking or stuffed or boiling, mashed, scalloped, fried or pickled.
  • Fruits are used in curries as well.
  • Fruit can be halved and bake like a winter squash and serve with butter.
  • Peeled sections of the fruit can be cubed for frying or used in soups.
  • Due to the softness of the flesh, the fruit is used for baby and children’s food, juices, sauces as well as pasta dishes.
  • Fully grown light green fruit is cooked as vegetables in China.
  • Young fruit and tendriled shoots are used in sayur or are boiled as lalab in Indonesia.
  • Fruits are made into Kolek.
  • Tubers taste like sweet potatoes so cooked as huwi boiled and eaten as a delicacy.
  • Seeds are edible and are fried or roasted.
  • Seeds can be sautéed in butter as a delicacy.


  • Chayote is extensively grown for its edible shoot, known as lóng xü cài in Taiwan.
  • The shoot is a commonly consumed vegetable in Vietnam and Thailand.
  • Teas are prepared from the leaves.
  • The large storage roots signify a rich source of starch and are eaten.
  • 2 years old tubers from vines are boiled, candied or roasted like potatoes.
  • Tubers are eaten like potatoes as well as other root vegetables.
  • Shoots and leaves are often consumed in salads and stir fries, especially in Asia.
  • Chayote is used in many kinds of dishes such as stir-fried vegetables, soup and chop suey in the Philippines.
  • Chayote is generally stir-fried in China.
  • It is breaded and fried or used cooked in salads, soups, and soufflés in Brazil and other Latin American countries.
  • Raw mirlitons cut into chunks/cubes are included in fruit, and vegetable salads.

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Seeds are edible and are Fried or Roasted

Other Traditional uses and benefits of Chayote Pears

  • Leaves and fruit have laxative, diuretic, cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Decoctions made from the leaves or fruits are used to relieve urine retention and burning during urination as well as to dissolve kidney stones and to assist in the treatment of arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
  • The raw pulp of the fruit is calming for skin rashes and roasted leaves used in the suppuration of boils.
  • Herbal tea made with chayote leaves is used for lowering high blood pressure, dissolving kidney stones and treating atherosclerosis, or even hardening of the arteries.
  • A tea containing the flesh of chayote squash has mild diuretic properties and is used for treating bloating in certain parts of the world.

Other Facts

  • Starchy tuberous roots and vines are used as cattle fodder.
  • Fruit and roots are not only used as food but also as fodder for cattle in America and India.
  • Due to its flexibility and strength of the stem fibers, they are used as Reunion, in handicrafts to make baskets and hats.
  • Chayote plants are used efficiently in mixed plantations designed specifically for soil recovery and/or conservation in the Philippines.
  • Flowers are good nectar sources for bees.


  • Chayote pears exude clear latex like liquid, particularly while peeling that can cause peculiar tingling sensation and numbness in handling parts.

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Seeds can be sautéed in butter as a delicacy

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Consumed Raw in Salad, Boiled, Marinated

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Packing Details

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungiand preventing the evaporation of volatile components.

  • Unit Type: Piece
  • Carton Box
  • Package Weight: 4 lbs
  • Package Size: 13.11in x 12.67in x 3.93in

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 13.11 × 12.67 × 3.93 in

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    5 out of 5

    Eat the Chayote ! The chayote, variously called the laplap, chowchow, mirliton, and Buddha's hand melon, is a squash, just like zucchini and cucumber

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