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Chayote Squash
  • Description

    The chayote (cha-YOH-the) is a native Mexican plant and a member of the squash family. It has the appearance of a gnarled pear with deeply ridged smooth skin that ranges from light to dark green. This starchy squash was a staple of the Aztecs and remains a very important ingredient in the Central American diet. The fruit does not need to be peeled and can be eaten raw in salads. It can also be boiled, stewed, mashed, baked, fried, or pickled. Chayotes can be substituted for summer squash in almost any recipe.

  • Nutrition
    Nutrition Facts
    Serv. Size 1/2 cup, 1" pieces (66g)
    Servings varied
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 15Calories From Fat 0
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 0g0%
    Saturated Fat 0g0%
    Cholesterol 0mg0%
    Sodium 0mg0%
    Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g4%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 1g
    Vitamin A **
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin C 8%
    Iron 2%
    ** Contains less than 2 percent of the Daily Value of these nutrients.
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
    Calories:2,0002,500
    Total FatLess than65g80g
    Saturated FatLess than20g25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g375g
    Dietary Fiber25g30g
    Calories per gram:
    Fat 9 · Carbohydrate 4 · Protein 4
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Chayote Squash

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