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Chayote (sayote) also known as mirliton squash looks like vegetable pear which contains nutrients. Chayote is prized for being high in potassium, vitamin C, and amino acids
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One of the greatest attributes of chayote squash is its nutrition content, as it offers various essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
A single chayote squash (203 grams) provides the following nutrients (
Carbs: 9 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Fiber: 4 grams — 14% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin C: 26% of the RDI
Vitamin B9 (folate): 47% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 10% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 8% of the RDI
Manganese: 19% of the RDI
Copper: 12% of the RDI
Zinc: 10% of the RDI
Potassium: 7% of the RDI
Magnesium: 6% of the RDI
Notably, chayote is particularly high in folate, which promotes proper cell division.
Alongside its nutrient density, chayote also happens to be low in calories, fat, sodium, and total carbs. As such, it’s quite healthy and makes for a good fit for various diets
Chayote squash is high in many nutrients — especially folate (vitamin B9) — while low in calories, carbs, and fat.