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Sayote

Ginisang Sayote

Featured photo is Ginisang Sayote by Mommy Shelette.

Sayote is what Spanish speakers call chayote. In English, it’s been called mirliton and vegetable pear.

The plant belongs to the same gourd family as melons, cucumbers and squash. Scientific name: Sechium edule

The most common preparation for this vegetable in Philippine cuisine is ginisang sayote, which involves cutting it up into bite-size pieces and sautéing with light oil and some meat or shrimp.

Very nutritious and delicious!

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