What is a Shu Shu plant?

What is a Shu Shu plant?

The chayote squash is a fast-growing climbing vine growing abundantly in our fruit and vegetable garden at Babylonstoren, South Africa. Also known as shu-shu, chu-chu, choko and many other names. Chayote produces fruit rich in vitamin C and can be eaten raw (like a cucumber) or cooked (like a squash).

How do you eat Shu Shu?

These gourd-like fruits (which are technically considered to be ‘vegetables’) can be eaten fresh like a cucumber or cooked like a squash. The leaves may also be cooked and eaten as a vegetable and their consistency strongly resembles that of cooked pumpkin leaves.

Is vegetable Moo Shu healthy?

Vegetable Moo Shu is healthy and vegan, but it’s also just plain delicious. We’re pretty confident that anyone will enjoy this dish. Not just vegans and vegetarians.

What is moo shu vegetable made of?

Traditionally made with pork and vegetables, moo shu is a Chinese stir fry that is served with really thin Mandarin pancakes to eat it with in North American Chinese restaurants. I like to make this as a vegetarian dish so I make it with just vegetables and egg.

Is chayote good for high blood pressure?

Researchers have found that phytochemicals in chayote can improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure levels, which supports traditional Mexican use of the fruit to treat heart disease.

Can chayote be eaten raw?

Although botanically classified as fruits, chayote squashes are prepared like vegetables. Every part of the squash can be eaten, including its skin, flesh, and seeds. You can consume it raw or cooked. When served raw, it makes a great addition to smoothies, slaws, and salads.

Is choko skin poisonous?

Sharing on Facebook, mum Sheree revealed how she picked what she believed was a choko from a neighbouring garden fence. But once she cut it open, she realised it was in fact a highly poisonous plant – dangerous to both humans and pets.

What is the healthiest Chinese takeout?

13 Healthiest Chinese Food Takeout Options

  1. Steamed dumplings. Dumplings offered at a Chinese restaurant are pockets of dough filled with seasoned meat and vegetables, usually pork and cabbage.
  2. Hot and sour soup or egg drop soup.
  3. Moo goo gai pan.
  4. Beef and broccoli.
  5. Chop suey.
  6. Chicken and broccoli.
  7. Baked salmon.
  8. Happy family.

What is Chinese moo shu?

Authentic Moo Shu Pork is a tenderly marinated pork dish, stir fried with a mix of savory and sweet vegetables and tossed in a thick sauce. Roll it up in a pancake like a wrap and eat it like a burrito, serve it with some rice, or enjoy it on its own!

How many calories does moo shu vegetables have?

Calories in Moo Shu Vegetables

Calories 169.5
Sodium 418.8 mg
Potassium 377.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g

Is it OK to eat chayote everyday?

Just one chayote squash offers 40% of the recommended daily intake for folate. Chayote may contain compounds that protect against fat buildup in the liver, which can cause fatty liver disease. Studies have found the squash can help reduce fatty acid deposits in livers and lower cholesterol levels.

Is chayote good for kidneys?

The whole plant including the fruit, stem and leaves contains multiple nutrients and has anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in the treatment of high-blood pressure, kidney stones and indigestion. Chayote can also help support weight loss efforts, as it is low in calories and fibrous.

Is chayote anti inflammatory?

Heart Health Chayote is also rich in antioxidants, including myricetin, which can help lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation, and protect against free radicals to reduce the risk of developing certain diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Does chayote make poop?

A high-fiber diet helps treat constipation and normalize bowel movements. Eating chayote is a good way to increase your fiber consumption. One chayote contains 3.5 grams of fiber, which contributes 14 percent of your daily value of 25 grams.

Can choko be eaten raw?

What is this? Chayote can be eaten raw or cooked. There are also many ways to prepare chayote for eating, try thinly sliced, shredded, julienned, or diced. Raw chayote can be used as you would use cucumber.

What are chokos good for?

Heart matter: Choko is rich in folate, magnesium and potassium. Folate decreases the homocysteine levels in the blood and thereby reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Magnesium prevents blood clots from forming and maintains a normal heartbeat, increases good cholesterol levels.

What does moo shu taste like?

What does Moo Shu shrimp taste like? Moo Shu shrimp has a lovely crunch with every bite from the vegetables in the stir-fry. It has a little bit of saltiness and acidity from the sauce which come from the soy sauce and rice wine.