Chow Chow is rich in vitamin C, folate and provides copious amounts of antioxidants and plant compounds crucial for regulating various bodily functions. Contrary to the popular opinion that this fruit/veggie is the only edible part that grows on this climbing plant, the roots, stems, seeds and leaves can also be added to your daily diet. The shoots, leaves and seeds add great taste to salads and stir fries. Here are the 6 excellent benefits of chayote squash/chow chow.