Chayote Nutrients and Benefits

Chayote Fruit, Sayote, Tayota, Pear Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chuchu, Chocho, Choko, Christophene, Mirliton, Alligator PearChayote Fruit or Sechium Edule can be eaten either raw or cooked. Choyote can also be called Sayote, Tayota, Pear Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chuchu, Chocho, Choko, Christophene, Mirliton, or even an Alligator Pear. If you look at the picture you could see how this fruit looks like a boxing glove, or an old person’s closed mouth but without the teeth :) Chayote is originally from Central America. While cooking, Chayote fruit is cooked lightly just like the Summer Squash. Some people like to enjoy Chayote Fruit with Salad or Salsa. Most of the people are mainly interested in the fruit, but its leaves, seeds, stem, and the root are also edible. About one cup or 132 grams of Raw Chayote Fruit contains these Nutrients:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid (good amount)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Choline
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Manganese
– Copper
– Zinc
– Potassium
– Phosphorus
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Sugars
– Calories
– Amino Acids

The Chayote Benefits list is healthy and unique just like the Chayote Nutrients list:
– Supports cell production
– Helps protect from anemia
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Supports Healthy Nerve Function
– May prevent from osteoporosis
– May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
– Reduces Irritability
– Protects from depression
– Reduces Insomnia
– Helps protect from fatigue
– Improves memory
– Reduces gingivitis
– Reduces birth defects
– Supports brain health
– Improves Spine health
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

3 thoughts on “Chayote Nutrients and Benefits

  1. Before reading this article, I thought that chayote was just another watery fleshy fruit that we get a great deal of water from. After reading it I thought I need to eat lots of it…Thanks for the info. It really helps a lot.

  2. i am wrong with my thought for chayote. now, after i read this article i want to eat more as i eaten before.

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