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Chayote Nutrition Concerns?

 The Chayote squash, botanically known as Sechium edule, is the edible fruit of a tropical perennial vine plant which is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Although the most commercially known varieties are lime green and pear shaped, Chayote squashes have many different guises.
Chayote is a tropical member of the cucumber and squash family, but is actually a fruit. Except for the seed, the entire fruit is edible. It is an excellent source of folate and a good source of vitamin C. Both nutrients contribute to a healthy heart and vascular system.

Benefits

  • Good Source of Vitamin C, which supports a healthy immune system.
  • Excellent Source of Folate, which supports heart health.
  • Good Source of Manganese, which supports energy metabolism.

CHAYOTE NUTRITION FACTS

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (132g)

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg1%
Potassium 170mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Folate 30%
Manganese 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Directions

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HOW TO STORE

It can be stored for up to one month uncovered in a cool, dark place, or in a plastic bag refrigerated for up to a week.

To peel chayote before cooking, wear gloves or oil your hands or peel under running water. Store. Chayote will keep in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for four weeks or so. Lightly wrap it in a paper towel before placing it in the plastic bag.

HOW TO SELECT

Select a firm, unblemished, clear-green chayote.

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