Chokos are a native of Central America. They were taken back to Europe by the Spanish explorers and from there were introduced to parts of Asia. They grow on a climbing plant and look like a pale green pear with spines.
Chokos have a lovely crisp texture and a bland flavour a bit like a courgette and are great to eat raw or cooked.
They can be stuffed with all sorts of fillings – rice, bacon, tomato, onion, or cheese, cooked and served with any tasty sauce, or used raw in fruit or vegetable salads.
They are available from April to June
Chokos are a good source of vitamin C