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Spiney Chayote

For Chefs & Produce Managers
Food Service: 323-584-4940
Produce Managers: 800-468-7111

Seasonality: Year round
Origin: Mexico

The flesh of the spiney or prickly chayote is crisp and juicy, with a mild and slightly sweet flavor that is similar to a cross between a cucumber and a zucchini. Some professional chefs prefer spiney chayote over smooth chayote for its slightly sweet flavor.

Spiney chayote is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide range of dishes including salads, stir-fries and soups. Its unique texture and flavor make it an excellent addition to any dish, adding a burst of freshness and crunch.

Use caution when handling spiney chayote as the spines are sharp and it releases a sticky latex when peeled that can irritate your skin. We recommend wearing gloves. To peel chayote, cut both ends and shave off the spines and skin with a paring knife or Y-peeler. From there, chayote can be sliced, cubed or even spiralized to make noodles.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd Day.

Any orders that do not have the appropriate shipping method selected will not be shipped out. For assistance, please call us at 800-588-0151.