Useful ingredients of chayote
Useful ingredients of chayote are many and azide article I will write about some of them. Chayote is actually a perennial plant and can grow up to 7-8 years as long as they are grown in suitable tropical climate. The plant is fixed with a thick root. If the species is cultivated, it stems grow, which in turn have nedebeli branches. Lianas they can creep up to 10-12 meters.
Chayote leaves are green, holding arrowhead. Their width may be up to 20-30 centimeters. The length also. Young leaves are covered with hairs on both sides, but as you get older, entities on one side fall off. Chayote blooms from April to December and formed fruit from September to January. Its fruits are fleshy, reaching a length of 4 to 26 cm. Their width does vary between 3 and 11 cm. The fruits are dyed green, in various cultivated forms chroma may vary. They may be covered with spines that are relatively soft and can be easily removed. Chayote flesh is whitish. In wild varieties of it sour. However, this is not noticeable in cultivated forms, where often absent any taste. In the fruit is a large seed.
The history of this exotic plant began in Mexico. At the beginning it was only found in the wild, but over time was observed and cultivated by local Aztecs. There is evidence that its fruits are used by the Mayans. Little by little chayote began to acquire popularity and quickly spread to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and others. Eventually a curious fruit are introduced and the inhabitants of other continents. Rafael Saad data show that the first plant Sechium edule described in 1756. The description of the species was made by Patrick Browne of Jamaica.
Chayote not particularly widespread in Bulgaria, but we can not not mention that occurs on the local market. If you decide to try this exotic fruit that culinary use as a vegetable, must pay attention to several details in his election. You have to touch chayote to check whether it is softened.
Fresh fruits are firm and smooth. Note if there are any injuries on the surface, because such fruits should be shunned. Be careful not to come across old specimens. You will know them by dry and wrinkled appearance. Otherwise chayote can be stored for a long time. Store in refrigerator. It can be preserved for a few months.
The composition of chayote hide a bunch of useful substances. It contains alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, valine, glutamic acid, glycine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, proline and the like. In its composition lies more exotic phosphorus, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium, magnesium, iron. It is the source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K.
Chayote is widely used in Mexican cuisine. Used flesh after being released from the skin. It can be added raw to salads or to undergo heat treatment. Used in baked and fried cooked dishes. It is suitable for filling. It make more appetizers and purees. Some places are preserved. With most products, the kind no pronounced characteristic taste, so chayote can be any flavor of sauces and spices.
Although chayote not shine with special taste, it is very helpful to eat. It has been shown that eating this fruit is reflected perfectly in our body because it contains a lot of useful substances. It is believed that he has the ability to prevent the development of cardiovascular and bone diseases. The intake leads to normalization of blood pressure. According to experts chayote protect against some cancers. At the same time snacking on Mexican miracle strengthens the immune system and charges the body with energy. Moreover, health care and beauty of the skin.