A Choko also known as chayote. It has a crunchy texture and a mild and sweet flavor. Best used in stir fries, soups, stews and curries.
A choko is also known as chayote, vegetable pear or mango squash. They grow on a climbing plant and look a bit like a pear. Some varieties have spines, while others are spineless. Chokos have a very mild flavour, often compared to marrow, so they are usually cooked with other stronger tasting foods.
Chokos are a good source of vitamin C, and a source of folate, pantothenic acid and vitamin E.