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Chokos are  an all time favourite vegetable in Australia. Chokos , or as they are sometimes known as chayote or alligator pear are a vine crop found in warm to subtropical areas. It does not like frost and takes around 5 to 6 months to grow.   The fruit looks similar to a pear but tastes more likes squash..

These vegetables have a variety of uses, they can be baked, boiled,and with a bit of imagination used for sweet dishes. They are also one of the most pickled vegetable in Australia.

Chokos are available throughout the year especially in tropical Australia. Chokos are a good source of Vitamin C. When choosing the best chokos, look for the firm, small about 5-7cm long fresh lime green ones.

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