Chayote Squash is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It's also a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium and Potassium, and an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Zinc, Copper and Mangane
The chayote, a member of the gourd family, originated in Mexico and is used throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The word chayote is derived from the Nahuatl word chayotli.
Squash was unknown in Europe until early explorers returned from America with squash seeds.