We love to cook and eat chayote. This is kind of vegetable that look like a pear. We love to cook this but sad to say we can’t buy it all the time in German grocery stores. We have to buy this especially in Asian shops which is quite far from us. This is good for some food like chicken soup and pancit, a Filipino recipe with some kind of noodles, meat and vegetables. We hope to share a recipe for vegetable next time. As you can see, the ones in the picture don’t look fresh anymore.
The chayote (Sechium edule), also known as sayote, tayota, choko, chocho, chow-chow, christophene, mirliton, and vegetable pear, is an edible plant that belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae along with melons, cucumbers and squash.

The plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit. The vine is grown on the ground or more commonly on trellises.

In the most common variety, the fruit is roughly pear or apple shaped, somewhat flattened and with coarse wrinkles, ranging from 10 to 20 cm in length. It has a thin green skin fused with the white flesh, and a single large flattened pip. The flesh has a fairly bland taste, and a texture described as a cross between a potato and a cucumber. Although generally discarded, the seed has a nutty flavour and may be eaten as part of the fruit.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Violales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Sechium
Species: S. edule
Binomial name
Sechium edule

source: wikipedia

 
 

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