Chayote squash, a delicious member of the gourd family, is used in Chirmole, as well as other Belizean soups.
Chayote is good for you!
Chayote is a rich source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. It contains very few calories, no saturated fats or cholesterol.
Where to get Chayote?
This is a common squash in Mesoamerica and the southern United States. If you are not in one of these regions where Chayote is commonly in your grocery store or market, then you may have to hunt it down! If you are in a climate where you are able to grow Cantaloupe mellon, you may be able to grow Chayote too! If that’s not an option, large supermarkets may have it, or your local Mexican grocery!