Chayote

Reyes Produce - source for the most fresh Mexican produce including Chayote...

Available in: 35 LBS

  • Chayote like pumpkin is one of the vegetables which is very low calories; provide just 16 calories per 100 g and contain no saturated fats or cholesterol.
  • They rae relatively good sources of B-complex vitamin, folates. 100 g fresh mirliton carries 93 ug or 23% of daily recommended intake. Folates are important for cell division, and DNA synthesis. When taken adequately before and during early pregnancy, this vitamin can help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies.
  • Chayote pears have mild sweet taste and crispy texture, the character which makes them suitable in the preparation of raw salads, and slaws.
  • Peeling of skin is not required in young, tender pears. However, larger and over-mature fruits need light peeling using a vegetable peeler. Raw chayote exudes a sticky liquid (sap) when peeled that can cause skin irritation and occasionally some numbness in hands and fingers. It may advise to peel them under cold running water or to use protective gloves.
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