Chayote Green (Chayote squash)

PLU/UPC#:
  • PLU #4761
Pack size
  • 48 CT
Description
  • Chayote is a native Mexican plant, family of the squash, smooth light green skin, pear shape, with deep furrows. Now a very popular product, the chayote can be described as having a medley of flavors such as turnip, cucumber and zucchini. The flavor is very subtle.
Uses:
  • Chayote can be eaten raw in salads. It can also be stuffed, mashed, or baked. It is also commonly used in soups and stews.
Demographics
  • Central America, Caribbean, South America, Mexico.
Country of origin
  • Mexico, Costa Rica
Quality specifications
  • Color – Light Green
  • Cleanliness – Must be clean (no dirt, spotting, dust, or any other foreign material).
  • Other – Can have no scarring, cracks, splits, or breaks, or mechanical damage.
  • Defects – Skin blistering, and sprouting
Display and storage
  • Storage- 35-45 degrees, dry environment
  • Display- Room temperature
  • Shelf life- 7-10 days