Chayote

Chayote
(Sechium Edule)

Amaranth

Selection

Pick fruits that are firm, with smooth skin, and free of blemishes.

Storage

Keep covered loosely in a plastic bag or perforated bag and refrigerate.

Preparation

  • Wash well before use.
  • The fruits and roots can be cooked and usually boiled in stews with fish or other meats.
  • (Bailey, 1992; Produce for Better Health Foundation, 2013)

Photo Source

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Chayote

The chayote or choko is a strong climbing plant with edible fruits. The plant grows best in cooler weather with moderate rainfall. Fruits are green, wrinkled, and can be slightly prickly. Most parts of the plant are consumed in the Pacific islands (Bailey, 1992).

Traditional Names
  • Hawaiian – pakai