The flesh is quite crisp something like a water chestnut. It’s known for a bland taste which perks up with aggressive seasoning.
Choose a firm, unblemished chayote. Those that are smaller in size tend to be more tender.
May be kept refrigerated for several weeks if lightly wrapped in plastic.
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Evidence for the Origin of Chayote
Ethylene produced by the endosperm is involved in the regulation of nucellus programmed cell death in Sechium edule Sw.
Vasoactive and antioxidant activities of plants used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide involvement during programmed cell death of Sechium edule nucellus.
Design and quality control of a pharmaceutical formulation containing natural products with antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.
Programmed cell death of the nucellus during Sechium edule Sw. seed development is associated with activation of caspase-like proteases.
Effects of a chayotte (Sechium edule) extract (macerated) on the biochemistry of blood of Wistar rats and on the action against the stannous chloride effect.
Biological effects of a chayotte extract in Wistar rats with induced diabetes: a radiopharmaceutically analysis.
Low molecular weight squash trypsin inhibitors from Sechium edule seeds.
Study of flavonoids of Sechium edule (Jacq) Swartz (Cucurbitaceae) different edible organs by liquid chromatography photodiode array mass spectrometry.
Determination and reoxidation of the disulfide bridges of a squash-type trypsin inhibitor from Sechium edule seeds.
Effect of a chayotte (Sechium edule) extract on the labeling of red blood cells and plasma proteins with technetium-99m: in vitro and in vivo studies.
Cryopreservation of chayote (Sechium edule JACQ. SW.) zygotic embryos and shoot-tips from in vitro plantlets.
Evaluation of the cytotoxicity, mutagenicity and antimutagenicity of emerging edible plants.
Improvement of hemorheological abnormalities in alcoholics by an oral antioxidant.
The antihypertensive effects of the Jamaican Cho-Cho (Sechium edule).
Sechiumin, a ribosome-inactivating protein from the edible gourd, Sechium edule Swartz–purification, characterization, molecular cloning and expression.
Free radical scavenging action of Bio-catalyzer alpha.rho No.11 (Bio-normalyzer) and its by-product.
In Vivo Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Endosperm of Sechium edule Sw. Seeds.
Abscisic Acid Levels during Early Seed Development in Sechium edule Sw.
[The chayote, Sechium edule Swartz (Cucurbitaceae)].
Chayote (Sechium edule) causing hypokalemia in pregnancy.
[Diuretic effect of chayote juice (Sechium edule) in rats].
Chemical composition and biochemical properties of mirlitons (Sechium edule) and purple, green, and white eggplants (Solanum melongena).
[Spontaneous electrical activity of Sechium edule. II. Effects of the fluid perfused in the xylem vessels on flow and bioelectrical activity].
[Spontaneous electrical activity of Sechium edule. I. Effects of various environmental factors].
Christophene, christophine, cho-cho, mirliton, merleton (Creole/Cajun), chuchu (Brazil), Cidra (Antioquia, Caldas, Quindio and Risaralda regions of Colombia), Guatila (Boyacá and Valle del Cauca regions of Colombia), Centinarja (Malta), Pipinola (Hawaii), pear squash, vegetable pear, chouchoute, choko, güisquil (El Salvador). Chayote, Mango Squash, Pear Squash, Cho-cho, Chuchu, Christophene, Mirliton, Vegetable Pear, Sousous, Choko, Custard Marrow, Pepinella, Pepinello.
Plant Germplasm (definition): Any portion of genetic material that can be grown into a live plant. Examples include seeds, stem cuttings (via many methods including air layering), root cuttings, root divisions (multiplication via division), leaf cuttings, leaf fragments (in tissue culture), rooted nodes (vines), “eyes” (offshoots from potato tubers), cacti pieces, etc. The term germplasm can also be used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism such as as a seed collection or, for trees, a nursery.