Chayote is a green, pear-shaped fruit with a ridged skin and pale green flesh. It has a mild, crunchy texture and is often compared to zucchini.

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Chayote is grown in several warm climates, including parts of South America, Asia and the Caribbean. The plants grow well in well-drained soil and need support to climb.

Nutritional values

Chayote is low in calories and contains fiber, vitamin C and minerals such as potassium.


Chayote can be eaten raw in salads or boiled and sautéed in various dishes, such as stir-fries, soups and stews.

Did you know…

In some cultures, chayote is traditionally used to create ornate decorations and works of art because of the fruit’s unique shape and texture.

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