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What in the world is Chayote?

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I started reading about Chayote on Low Carb Friends. The Chayote is from the gourd family, along with melons, cucumbers and squash. They are quite peculiar looking.  A Chayote is about the size of a pear.  It is also called a Mirliton or Chocho. 1 Chayote= 35 calores, 7.9 carbs, 3.5 fiber= 4.4 net carbs ……Not bad.

 

I was able to find some easily at La Michocana, a mexican food market.  The price isn’t too bad, 69 cents a pound. I bought 3 Chayotes/ 3 pounds worth.

I’ve got a couple of recipes I want to try.
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Written by jerimartinez5011

September 24, 2008 at 6:48 am

Posted in low carb cooking

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  1. Use in place of an apple for an apple crumble.  Saute with butter, cinnamon, sweetener of choice.  place in pie plate or baking dish.  Mix chopped nuts, flax meal, cold butter and a tsp. black strap molasses in food processor.  Scoop on to of the squash and bake until hot and bubbly and the nut topping browns.   Let cool before serving.   Apple crisp with Chayotes.

    Vikki

    September 24, 2008 at 5:33 pm

  2. These look good.  And the carb count looks great.  Can you eat them out of hand, or do you need to cook with them? 

    Patty

    September 24, 2008 at 5:45 pm

  3. hi Patty-I don\’t think a chayote is eaten raw. I did taste it when I was cutting it up and it has a very mild taste. It is crunchy! After microwaving for 6-7 minutes, it\’s soft. I love how my recipe came out. Will post later!

    Jeri

    September 24, 2008 at 6:00 pm


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