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  Chayote - Uncyclopedia
Chayote was actually domesticated in Mexico and seen in South American until after the Spanish conquest.
The starchy squash was a staple of the Aztecs.
Chayote was well-known in Thailand since it had an important role in a romantic motion-pictures Jod Mai Rak (2004) aka The Letter [[1]].
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Chayote   (501 words)

 Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Chayote—A Small, Multipurpose Squash
Chayote, Avocado, and Watercress Salad With Lime Vinaigrette
Chayote is a very robust, tendriled vine that can easily climb 30 feet in a single season.
Chayote is quite easy to propagate and cultivate, and it makes an impressive annual trellis or arbor cover.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/kitchen/2002su_chayote.html   (727 words)

 Chayote - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The chayote (Sechium edule) is an edible plant, which belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae along with melons, cucumbers and squash.
The leaves and fruit have diuretic, cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory properties, and a tea made from the leaves has been used in the treatment of arteriosclerosis and hypertension, and to dissolve kidney stones.
Chayote (pronounced [tʃa'jɔte], roughly "chy-O-tay"), is the Spanish name of the plant, from Nahuatl hitzayotli.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chayote   (415 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Chayote
The chayote is another native Mexican plant and is a member of the squash family.
Medicinal uses of the chayote included a tea made of the leaves is reported to dissolve kidney stones as well as a treatment for arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
Chayote Soup - The delicately flavored fruit chayote is ubiquitous in the central highlands of Mexico.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /chayotes.htm   (437 words)

 Alabama Cooperative Extenson System/Urban/MetroNews--Chayotes in Alabama?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The chayote (pronounced chah-YOH-teh) is a native plant in sunny Mexico and a little-known member of the squash family.
It is also known as a mirliton and is sometimes called a "chcocho" or a "vegetable pear." In scientific terms the chayote is a tender, perennial-rooted cucurbit, with climbing vines and leaves resembling those of the cucumber.
Chayotes, which are also called "mango squash," have a crisp flesh reminiscent of the water chestnut.
www.aces.edu /urban/metronews/vol4no2/chayotes.html   (461 words)

 Chayote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Roughly pear-shaped and sized with uneven furrows running its length, the chayote is usually light green in color, though some varieties are darker green, with either smooth or prickly skin.
Nutritional Value: Chayote is very low in calories, fat and sodium, has no cholesterol and is a good source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium.
Chayote lends itself well to soups, casseroles or salads and can be steamed, baked, stir-fried, or sautéed in a variety of ways.
sarasota.extension.ufl.edu /FCS/FlaFoodFare/Chayote.htm   (670 words)

 Nikibone.com - Chayote Recipes
Cook chayotes gently in water 20 to 25 minuets, cool, peel and slice in 3/8 inch slices lengthwise.
Layer the chayote slices in the bottom, then a layer of cheese slices, another layer of chayote, until cheese is the final layer.Cover with the milk mixture and bake at 400F about 30 minutes or until well browned on top.
Chayote is also known as cho-cho = chocho = christophene = christophine = chuchu = mango squash = mirliton (in the South) = pear squash = vegetable pear = sousous = choko = custard marrow = pepinella = pepinello = xuxu = xoxo.
www.nikibone.com /recipe/chayote.html   (2907 words)

During this same period, the chayote was introduced into Europe whence it was taken to Africa, Asia and Australia, while its introduction into the United States dates from the late nineteenth century.
The fruit, stems and young leaves as well as the tuberized portions of the roots are eaten as a vegetable, both alone and plain boiled, and as an ingredient of numerous stews.
The chayote also has medicinal uses; infusions of the leaves are used to dissolve kidney stones and to assist in the treatment of arteriosclerosis and hypertension; infusions of the fruit are used to alleviate urine retention.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/1492/chayote.html   (2339 words)

 Chayote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chayote invites the cook's imagination with discovery of its versatility.
A: Chayote is a squash-like fruit which is VERY susceptible to rotting.
You could plant the chayote directly into the soil after it has warmed but I doubt if the growing season will be long.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/chayote.html   (471 words)

 Floridata: Sechium edule
Chayote, the vine, is a tuberous rooted perennial that climbs by clinging with tenacious tendrils.
Chayote, the fruit, is a pale apple-green rounded pear shaped thing about 6 in (15 cm) long that dangles from the vines on thin stems.
Chayote vines are usually perennial, returning in spring after light freezes kill the vine to the ground in winter.
www.floridata.com /ref/s/sech_edu.cfm   (767 words)

 Chapter 6: Common Vegetables for Seed and Fruit
Chayote is also called Christophine (Purseglove 1968*), mirliton and tayote (Cook 1901), and trellis squash (Fairchild 1947).
It is a cucurbit crop of minor importance, comparable to the gherkin and citron melon (Hawthorn and Pollard 1954*).
Chayote is a robust, climbing, or sprawling herbaceous perennial with tuberous roots and with vines up to 12 yards long.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap6/chayote.html   (663 words)

 Chayote: Squash of Many Names Grows In Fame
A quick visit to the French Quarter A and P's produce department disclosed that Sandra's mystery vegetable was none other than chayote, an old favorite I like to peel, chop, and add to salads and stir-fry dishes.
Thanks to modern vegetable-distribution technology, chayote is now available practically all year in U.S. supermarkets and is winning new adherents.
Peeling is not necessary unless the chayote is grown in the desert or in Mexico, or the vegetable is old.
members.aol.com /amprsnd/chayote.html   (558 words)

 Chayote Squash, Mirliton, Christophene - Food Reference
Chayote is a gourd-like member of the squash family that is about the
Chayote is grown in several states including California, Florida, and Louisiana, but it is native to Latin America.
Chayote is commonly found in supermarkets during peak season (December to March), but may be found in larger supermarkets and specialty markets throughout the year.
www.foodreference.com /html/art-chayote-squash.html   (395 words)

Chayote is also known as a vegetable pear.
We have year round availability of chayote in a 24ct flat or a bruce box.
Chayote has crisp,pale flesh that tastes like blends of cucumber and zucchini.
www.newlimeco.com /chayote.htm   (54 words)

 Chayote Squash Baked with Oregano and Lemon Sauce: An All Creatures American International Vegetarian Vegan Recipe - ...
It takes about 10 minutes to bake a single chayote squash in the microwave, and 30-40 minutes to bake them in a conventional oven to insure that the skin is tender.
Cover and bake in the microwave oven on "high" for 15-20 minutes or until the skin of the chayote squash is tender.
When the chayote squash is baked, remove the squash from the baking dish and pour the liquid into the measuring cup.
www.all-creatures.org /recipes/chayote-bake-oreglem.html   (428 words)

 Sun.Star Baguio - Chayote production ok despite viruses
He said chayote growers in at least five towns of Benguet are maintaining the daily production of the vegetable.
To control the flow and to maintain the price of the crop, farmers are now embarking on forming an association where they could agree among themselves on specific plans to regulate release of their produce in the local market.
Chayote is sold in the market at P2-3 per kilo.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/bag/2005/11/06/news/chayote.production.ok.despite.viruses.html   (293 words)

Chayote can be described as a mild-flavored squash that looks like a wrinkled, pale green pear.
Chayote should be peeled, prior to cooking, although the seed should be left, as it is entirely edible and very flavorful.
The chayote can be steamed, sautéed, or deep-fried, and provides a good source of Vitamin A, potassium and fiber, and is also relatively low in sodium.
www.jandcenterprises.com /chayote.htm   (130 words)

 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Chayote Squash
Pale green or white in color with a smooth or prickly skin, the Chayote has a creased rind that is usually peeled, exposing a white inner meat with a single soft, seed in the center.
The chayote's mild tasting contents make it a versatile vegetable to be boiled, fried, sautéed, or steamed for use in soups, as a stuffed squash, in stir-fried dishes, or served in salads.
Chayote can also be eaten as a hot vegetable topped with butter or grated cheese.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=34622   (353 words)

Chayote may be seasoned or paired with cheese much like zucchini, but it also lends itself to a sweet stuffing, relleno-style.
The crisp white flesh, with a taste somewhere between zucchini and apple, is good in slaw (use lime juice as the acid component) or salsa.
In the Philippines and Indonesia, a soup might be based on sauteed onion and garlic to which cut-up chayote, chicken broth, lemongrass, fish sauce and chopped chile pepper or red pepper flakes are added.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/09/04/FD187044.DTL   (340 words)

 Chayote Relleno
In this recipe, chayote's delicate texture and taste combine with almonds, sugar, brandy, eggs, cream, raisins and sponge cake to make an elegant pudding-like filling for the pale-green shells.
When the chayote is cooked and cool enough to handle, remove the seed, and scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell.
Place the chayote pulp in the processor with the ground almonds; add eggs and process to a puree.
www.masterstech-home.com /the_kitchen/recipes/International_Recipes/Hispanic_Recipes_1/ChayoteRelleno.html   (289 words)

 Culinary Skills - Vegetables - squash - chayote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The chayote is native to Mexico, where it was cultivated centuries ago
Chayotes are low in calories, 3 ounces contain 24 calories.
Chayote squash should be stored in cool dry areas of the storeroom, 50 to 55 degrees F. best with 70 to 75% humidity.
commhum.mccneb.edu /fstdatabase/HTM_files/veggie/chayote.htm   (229 words)

 Chayote Squash - Big Y® World Class Market™
A member of the gourd family, this versatile vegetable from Mexico is roughly pear-sized in shape and light to dark apple green in color.
Chayote Squash from Melissa’s has a smooth skin with slight ridges running from stem to end.
Melissa’s Chayote makes a wonderful addition to soups or stir-fry and may be sliced or chopped and used raw like a cucumber.
www.bigy.com /content/prod/pdct/var_chayote.php   (154 words)

 Chayote -- Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.
The chayote has been grown to a limited extent in Florida for many years.
Chayote is a tender, perennial-rooted cucurbit, with climbing vines and leaves resembling those of the cucumber.
Chayote is served in many ways: creamed, buttered, fried, stuffed, baked, frittered, boiled, mashed, pickled, in salads, or in pies.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MV046   (653 words)

 Wegmans Fresh Products Produce Chayote
Choose chayote that are firm like an unripe pear and free of blemishes.
Cut 1 Chayote Squash into 1/2 inch cubes and place in a microwave dish.
In a salad, combine marinated cooked Chayote with other vegetables; teams well with tomatoes, onions, peppers and corn.
www.wegmans.com /kitchen/ingredients/produce/vegetables/chayote.asp   (149 words)

 Chayote With Cheese Recipe
Chayotes are delicious - the taste is similar to potato and celery.
Cut the chayotes in half, place in boiling salted water and cook until tender, approximately 15 min.
Add the pulp of the chayote and season to taste with salt and pepper.
www.mealsmatter.org /recipes-meals/recipe/20963   (118 words)

 Chayote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Similar to cucumber and zucchini in taste it may be eaten raw or cooked.
Chayote does not need to be peeled unless skin is tough.
Unpeeled chayote keeps for up to 2 weeks when wrapped lightly in a plastic bag and refrigerated.
www.tropiquality.com /pages/chayote.html   (96 words)

 Cooks.com - Recipes - Chayote
Until one stops to notice, an olive is only a lowly lump at the bottom of a martini...
Cook in plenty of water chayotes and eggs until tender.
Cook diced potatoes and chayotes until tender; drain and...
www.cooks.com /rec/search/0,1-0,chayote,FF.html   (99 words)

 Chayote Squash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Selection: Also called vegetable pear and christophene, good-quality chayote will be firm, unblemished and light to medium-green in color.
Chayote squash is available year-round, peaking September through May.
One cup has about 40 calories and contains vitamin C. The chayote, a member of the gourd family, originated in Mexico and is used throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
www.produceoasis.com /Items_folder/Vegetables/Chayote.html   (100 words)

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