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My name is Molly. I am 19 Years old and plan to go to NCNM to become a naturopathic doctor. In the mean time i would love to share my knowledge with others. I created this blog to share with you what i know. Whether you want to loose weight, become a healthier person, want new recipes, want to know what food does what to anything in your body. "Food is thy medicine" -Hippocrates
Medicine of The Day: Chayote
Chayote (chy-O-tay) is the pear-shaped fruit of a west Indian vine in the gourd family.
Chayote is cooling and its flavor is similar to a blend of apple and cucumber.
The smooth-skinned female fruit is lumpy with small ridges and is considered more delectable than the male fruit, which is covered with wartlike spines.
Chayote was a staple food of the Aztecs and is high in vitamin C.
In Central America, a tea made from the leaves is used to treat hypertension and arteriosclerosis.

Medicine of The Day: Chayote

  • Chayote (chy-O-tay) is the pear-shaped fruit of a west Indian vine in the gourd family.
  • Chayote is cooling and its flavor is similar to a blend of apple and cucumber.
  • The smooth-skinned female fruit is lumpy with small ridges and is considered more delectable than the male fruit, which is covered with wartlike spines.
  • Chayote was a staple food of the Aztecs and is high in vitamin C.
  • In Central America, a tea made from the leaves is used to treat hypertension and arteriosclerosis.
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    CHAYote
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    These remind me of mi madre. She’s always cooking them ^_____^
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    ^^^^ :,DD
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    No sé pero lo más seguro es que si sé diga así en Guatemala, sea una palabra derivada del maya, o derivada de algun...
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