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Chayote/Chow Chow (Each)

Product Description

Description & Taste

Chayote also known as Chow Chow, Mirliton and Choko are technically a fruit but you wouldn’t want to bite into one like an apple! Pear-shaped and between 10 – 20cm in length, it’s pale green skin is thin, smooth and firm and whilst edible is often removed because of it’s tough nature.  The creamy white flesh has a starchy to crisp texture somewhere between a potato and a cucumber. The fruit contains and a single, large, flattened stone.

Chayote have a mild flavour and a texture somewhere between a potato and a cucumber.

Availability/Seasonality & Country of Origin

Year round.

Facts & History

Chayote is native to central America and the fruit grows on fast-growing climbing vine.

Storage, Preparation & Application

Chayote can be prepared both raw and cooked (grilled, stir-fried, boiled, steamed).  Raw, they work well thinly sliced or shredded in salads and slaws alongside other ingredients. More often, Chayote is cooked but cooked lightly to retain it’s crisp texture.

When preparing Chayote, it’s recommended to wear gloves as they secrete a sticky, non toxic liquid which can be irritable to sensitive skin.

Nutritional Information & Allergens

N/A

Accreditation & Specification

N/A

SKU: CHOWE
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