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Chayote

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. Chayote

Nutrition

Fiber supports heart health Vitamin C supports a healthy immune system
Good source of Fiber, 14%, which supports heart health.
Excellent source of Vitamin C, 20%, which supports a healthy immune system.

Chayote

Make the most of your fruit! Learn how to select, prep, and protect your farm-fresh produce.

Pick

How do you select Chayote?

When selecting a chayote in the store, look for firm, unblemished fruits with smooth, unwrinkled skin.
Avoid chayote that have soft spots, mold, or signs of bruising.
Additionally, choose chayote that feel heavy for their size, as this indicates freshness and juiciness.

Storage

How do you store Chayote?

Store chayote in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight—a pantry or a vegetable drawer in the refrigerator works well for short-term storage.
Avoid washing them until you're ready to use them to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to spoilage.
Chayote can be stored for up to one month. Check them periodically for any signs of softening or mold and use them promptly if you notice any changes.

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