Feasting Florida

Enjoying a sustainable, organic, lifestyle indulging in all Florida's Cuisines throughout the seasons

Chayote


Chayote

Chayote squash, also known as mirlitons, mango squash, custard marrow, or vegetable pear in America, christophine in Haiti, Brionne in France, cho-cho in Britain, choko in Australia, and xu xu in Brazil. It was the principle food of the Aztecs and Mayans. Chayote Squash is a gourd like fruit with the size and shape of a large pear, 3- inches long. It has pale green skin that is thin, and slightly rough. The meat of the squash is starchy and white, and rather bland tasting. There is a single white edible seed in the middle. Chayotes can be consumed both raw and cooked.