Chayote, chow chow, squash or Bangalore brinjal is a common inexpensive vegetable that belongs to the gourd family, along with melons and cucumbers. It is known by different names in different places. In some countries it is called cho-cho, pipinola, pear squash, vegetable pear or choko
Chayote or Chow Chow is a vine that climbs on support by clinging with holding together firmly with tendrril. It requires well-drained moist soil, and long, warm growing season to flourish. At their natural habitat, run along over fences, shrubs. In the cultivated farms, however, the crop is supported by a strong trellis. The vine bears small, white, monoecious (separate male and female) flowers.
Chayote pears will mature and ready for harvest after about 30 days of pollination. Each plant may yield up to 150 fruits in a season. The fruit has thin, pale green skin and several shallow vertical furrows running over the surface. Some types have spiky or fuzzy surface while others feature smooth skin. Inside, its pale white flesh surrounds a central cream-white seed-ovule.
Here are impressive health benefits of chayote squash.
1. Whether raw or cooked, chayote is a good source of amino acids and vitamin C.
2. The leaves and fruit have diuretic, cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory properties, and a tea made from the leaves has been used in the treatment of arteriosclerosis and hypertension
3.Great for Heart Health
4.Support Weight Loss
5.Control Blood Sugar Level
6.Help in Safe Pregency
Chow Chow Thogayal – Chutney
Chow Chow, the bland vegetable is made into a super flavourful chutney in South Indian cuisine. A simple recipe with a handful of ingredients, tastes brilliant with steamed rice and ghee.