Used like a squash - steamed, baked, stuffed or fried - good-quality chayote will be firm, unblemished and light to medium-green in color. The skin may be either smooth or rough. Avoid product that is soft or blemished.
Chayote is available year-round, peaking September through May.
The chayote is a member of the gourd family, originated in Mexico and is used extensively throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
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