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Chayote Vent

Scientific Binomial Name: Sechium edule
Chayote, also known as mirliton in the US, is a pear shaped light green vegetable of gourd family. It is one of the well-recognized field vegetables in many mid-American regions and in some southern US states like California, Louisiana, and Florida. Some of the common names are mirlitons, vegetable pear, chocho, sayote, christophine...etc...

Selection, Usage and Storage Information

Selection: While buying, choose medium sized, fresh, apple green color, firm fruits. Good-quality chayote will be firm, unblemished and light to medium-green in color. The skin may be either smooth or rough.

Usage: To prepare, wash chayote thoroughly in cold running water just before cooking. Sometimes the fruits may require light scrub at places where prickles or dirt attached firmly. Trim the stem end and bases. Peeling of skin is not required in small pears. However, larger and over-mature fruits need light peeling using 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.

Storage: At home, place them in paper bag and store inside the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator set with adequate moisture. They can be stored for up to 2-3 weeks. Old and large mirliton pears tend to sprout quite early, so use them as soon as possible.
Avoid: Avoid old stock, as they tend to sprout early. Furthermore, look for surface cuts, pits, cracks, or bruise and avoid. Minor superficial scratches and mild bruises are oftentimes seen on their surface but are perfectly fine.

Seasonal Information
Mirlitons or Chayote Squash begin available in the US markets from October through April; however, they can be found year-round in some Latin American, and Asian markets.

Nutritional Information

Safety profile
Chayote Squash exude clear latex like liquid especially while peeling which can cause peculiar tingling sensation and numbness in handling parts. The sticky fluid is thought to cause some transient anesthetic contact reaction. The reaction is self-limiting and has no long lasting consequences. Its effect can be minimized by using protective gloves or by peeling in cold running water.



 

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