Spaghetti squash

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It ia a medium-sized oval squash with flesh in the form of strings that resemble spaghetti; squash plant bearing oval fruit with smooth yellowish skin and tender stranded flesh resembling spaghetti.

Spaghetti squash in a box
Spaghetti squash in a box

Interesting facts about spaghetti squash

  • Are you aware that spaghetti squash is also called noodle squash, vegetable spaghetti and squaghetti?
  • Are you aware that spaghetti squash is a winter squash? (Winter squash have hard shells and are always eaten cooked. Their peak growing season is from September to March.)
  • Are you aware that spaghetti squash is oblong in shape?
  • Are you aware that the outside of spaghetti squash can be ivory, yellow or orange in color?
  • Are you aware that the flesh or inside of spaghetti squash is orange?
  • Are you aware that spaghetti squash contain many large seeds in its center?
  • Are you aware that the spaghetti squash seeds can be roasted similar to pumpkin seeds?
  • Are you aware that spaghetti squash grows on vines?
  • Are you aware that spaghetti squash have yellow flowers?
  • Are you aware that when the spaghetti squash is cooked, the flesh falls apart like strands of spaghetti?
  • Are you aware that spaghetti squash can be baked, boiled, steamed or microwaved?
  • Are you aware that you can cook spaghetti squash whole? (Simply pierce the squash in several places to allow steam to release. Bake or microwave.)
  • Are you aware that you can substitute spaghetti squash for spaghetti and serve it with tomato sauce?
  • Are you aware that you can toss spaghetti squash with butter or cheese for a great meal?
  • Are you aware that some people eat spaghetti squash cold with a vinaigrette dressing?
  • Are you aware that a cup of cooked spaghetti squash only contains 42 calories? (Regular cooked spaghetti contains 220 calories per cup.)

Nutritional information on Spaghetti squash

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