Fresh Chayote

About the Produce

The World of Chayote

Discover the delicious and versatile Chayote at Nelson Family Farms. This unique fruit is a staple in Latin American and Caribbean cuisine, and is now available year round at our store.

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Peak Season

Chayote is at its peak from September to December, but can be found at our store all year round.
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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Benefits of Chayote

Chayote is low in calories and high in fiber, making it a great addition to any healthy diet. It is also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and folate.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Chayote

Chayote has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved digestion, lower blood pressure, and a stronger immune system. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

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Seasonal Uses for Chayote

Chayote is a versatile fruit that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is commonly used in soups, stews, and salads, but can also be baked, grilled, or sautéed.
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Varieties We Carry*

We offer smooth Chayote year round and prickly, black and white when available, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
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FAQs for
Chayote is a pear-shaped fruit that belongs to the gourd family. It has a mild flavor and a crunchy texture, similar to a cucumber.
Look for Chayote that is firm and free of blemishes. The skin should be a bright green color.
Chayote can be eaten with or without the skin, depending on personal preference. If you choose to eat the skin, make sure to wash it thoroughly before cooking.
Chayote can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you want to extend its shelf life, you can blanch and freeze it.
Chayote has a sticky sap that can cause skin irritation, so it is recommended to wear gloves when handling it.

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