Squash, Chayote

Squash, Chayote has an indented fold on the top that looks something like a mouth. See more about them below.

Squash, Chayote

Squash, Chayote

About Chayote Squash:

Chayote squash looks something like a large somewhat flattened pear with a skin color similar to a light green apple, and has small ridges that run lengthwise.  Chayote is a gourd-like member of the squash family that, when cooked, has a similar flavor to zucchini squash.  It also has a single large edible seed in the middle that is quite flavorful.  Historically, chayote squash is a native of Central and South America, and was a staple food of the Aztecs and Mayas.  Select chayote that are small, firm and unblemished.  They can be stored whole in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a month.  Chayote squash can be baked or added as an ingredient to soups and stews.  See the nutritional chart below.

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Chayote, fruit, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt

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NDB No: 11150 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 cup (1″ pieces)
——-
160g

Proximates

Water
g
93.43
0
0
149.49
Energy
kcal
24
0
0
38
Energy
kj
100
0
0
160
Protein
g
0.62
1
0
0.99
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.48
1
0
0.77
Ash
g
0.38
1
0
0.61
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
5.09
0
0
8.14
Fiber, total dietary
g
2.8
0
0
4.5

Chayote Squash Minerals

Calcium, Ca
mg
13
1
0
21
Iron, Fe
mg
0.22
1
0
0.35
Magnesium, Mg
mg
12
1
0
19
Phosphorus, P
mg
29
1
0
46
Potassium, K
mg
173
1
0
277
Sodium, Na
mg
1
1
0
2
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.31
0
0
0.50
Copper, Cu
mg
0.110
0
0
0.176
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.169
0
0
0.270
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.3
0
0
0.5

Chayote Squash Vitamins

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
8.0
0
0
12.8
Thiamin
mg
0.026
0
0
0.042
Riboflavin
mg
0.040
0
0
0.064
Niacin
mg
0.420
0
0
0.672
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.408
0
0
0.653
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.118
0
0
0.189
Folate, total
mcg
18
0
0
29
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
18
0
0
29
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
18
0
0
29
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
47
0
0
75
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
2
0
0
3
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
0

Lipids

Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.086
0
0
0.138
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0

Amino acids

Tryptophan
g
0.008
0
0
0.013
Threonine
g
0.031
0
0
0.050
Isoleucine
g
0.033
0
0
0.053
Leucine
g
0.058
0
0
0.093
Lysine
g
0.030
0
0
0.048
Methionine
g
0.001
0
0
0.002
Phenylalanine
g
0.036
0
0
0.058
Tyrosine
g
0.024
0
0
0.038
Valine
g
0.047
0
0
0.075
Arginine
g
0.026
0
0
0.042
Histidine
g
0.011
0
0
0.018
Alanine
g
0.038
0
0
0.061
Aspartic acid
g
0.069
0
0
0.110
Glutamic acid
g
0.094
0
0
0.150
Glycine
g
0.031
0
0
0.050
Proline
g
0.033
0
0
0.053
Serine
g
0.035
0
0
0.056

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18 (2005)

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