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Also called: Mirliton, choko

Scientific name: Sechium edule

Quick answers

Calories, Allergies and healthiness.

Calories Low Chayote contains 19 calories per 100g and can be considered low in calories.
Allergy and hypersensitivity No info Chayote do not cause any known allergic or hypersensitivity reaction according to our information.
Healthiness Excellent Chayote is a great healthy option and can be consumed in larger amounts regularly.


Everything you need to know and a little bit more.



Storage Refrigerator
Temperature +4°C to +8°C
Shelf life / Best before 30 days


Can chayote be frozen? Yes
Preparation Blanch
Quality when defrosted Good
Tip: Write name and date on a label for easy oversight in the freezer.

Nutritional values per 100g

Energy 19 kcal / 79 kj
Fat 0,13 g
Saturated fat 0,03 g
Carbohydrates 4,51 g
Sugars 1,66 g
Protein 0,82 g
Salt 0 g
Nutritional values in plain text
Chayote has a very low amount of fat with a very low amount of saturated fat. Contains a low amount of carbohydrates and a low amount of sugars. Chayote contains a lesser amount of protein and has no salt at all.

Vitamins and minerals

calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin c, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, folate, choline, vitamin e, vitamin k


Chayote contains 0 mg kolesterol per 100g, meaning its free from cholesterol.

Allergy and hypersensitivity

Allergies No info
Cross-Reactivities No info
Labeling requirement (EU) No
Labeling requirement means that the product contains allergens that have special labeling requirements. Either in the product itself or from its ingredients.


Keto friendly Yes
LCHF friendly Yes
Sugar free (under 0,5g) No
Fat-free (under 0,5g) Yes
Gluten-free Yes
Dairy free Yes
Lactose free Yes

Weight and volume

1 l chayote in grams 560 g
1 dl chayote in grams 56 g
1 cl chayote in grams 5,6 g
1 ml chayote in grams 0,56 g
1 tbsp chayote in grams 8,4 g
1 tsp chayote in grams 2,8 g
1 krm chayote in grams 0,56 g
1 kg chayote in liters 1,79 liters
1 hg chayote in dl 1,79 dl
1 g chayote in ml 1,79 ml
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Run, ride a bike or go to the gym to burn off the calories.

Running 0,32 km / 100g To burn off a 100g of chayote you need to run about 0,32 km at a decent tempo.
Biking 0,68 km / 100g To burn off a 100g of chayote you need to ride a bike about 0,68 km at a decent pace.
Swimming 6 min / 100g To burn off a 100g of chayote you need to swim for 6 minutes at a decent intensity.
Gym 11 min / 100g To burn off a 100g of chayote you need to workout for 11 minutes at a decent intensity.