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Squash, Chayote

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About This Food

Description

Chayote squash is a fruit belonging to the Curcurbitacea family which also includes melons and cucumbers. It has a fairly neutral flavor, so it is often used as a carrier for spices and flavors in dishes.

More commonly known in Southern parts of the United States as a mirliton, this gourd can be eaten raw or cooked and is popular among Creole dishes. The majority of the fruit is actually water and fiber, so it helps you feel full without over consuming. The fiber content aids in gastrointestinal relief and lowers blood pressure. Chayote is a good source of vitamin C which is necessary for building a strong immunity and building collagen.

Glycemic Load=2 

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminC
  • Folate
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • Zinc
  • VitaminK
  • Copper
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Shellfish
  • No Soy
  • No Yeast
  • No Legumes
  • No Red Meat
  • No Eggs
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • No Pork
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 mediumchayote

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Calories: 39

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.26 g
Saturated Fat
0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.12 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
73 g
ALA
73 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
9.16 g
Net Carbohydrate
5.71 g
Sugars
3.37 g
Fiber
3.45 g
Protein
1.66 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
15.63 mg
26%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.24 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.15 mg
8%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
8.32 mg
10%
Folate
188.79 mcg
47%
Niacin
0.95 mg
5%
Riboflavin
0.06 mg
4%
Thiamin
0.05 mg
3%
Choline
18.68 mg
3%
Minerals
Calcium
34.51 mg
3%
Copper
0.25 mg
12%
Iron
0.69 mg
4%
Magnesium
24.36 mg
6%
Manganese
0.38 mg
19%
Phosphorous
36.54 mg
4%
Potassium
253.75 mg
7%
Selenium
0.41 mcg
1%
Sodium
4.06 mg
0%
Zinc
1.5 mg
10%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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