Veggies From A-Z

Chayote*

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 70 g (125 mL, 1/2 cup)

  • Source of Vitamin C (9% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of manganese (7% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of zinc (6% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Sodium-free (1 mg per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.1 g per serving)
Look For

Firm, pear shaped unblemished chayotes. Skin colour varies from cream to apple green. Crisp pale flesh with apple/cucumber flavour

To Store

Refrigerate unwashed, covered for up to one week.

To Prepare

Wash and cut in halves or quarters. Steam, bake, boil, fry or eat raw. Cooked seed is edible. Use in soups, salads and main dishes.

*Chayote is actually a fruit, but it is consumed as a veggie.

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