Peculiar Produce Picks

Chayote Squash
Chayote (prounounced chah-yoh-teh) squash is another exotic produce item native to Mexico and Central America. As a member of the gourd family, this pear-shaped vegetable is an excellent source of folate, which according to research, plays an important role in regulating mood. Chayote squash is typically treated like a summer squash — lightly cooked to maintain its crisp flavor, which works nicely in soups, salsas and stir-fries.