Yellow summer squash

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Yellow squash with greens spots
Yellow squash with greens spots

Interesting facts about Yellow Summer Squash

  • Are you aware that yellow squash is classified as a “summer squash”?
  • Are you aware that squash comes in two different varieties ---summer and winter?
  • Are you aware that summer squash has a soft, edible, thin shell or skin and winter squash has a hard shell or skin?
Frying summer yellow squash
Frying summer yellow squash
  • Are you aware that the seeds of yellow squash are soft and edible?
  • Are you aware that yellow squash is entirely edible? (Eat the skin, flesh and seeds.)
  • Are you aware that the skin of yellow squash is yellow and the flesh is white to off-white?
  • Are you aware that you can eat yellow squash raw and it is great with low fat dip?
  • Are you aware that yellow squash has a high water content and if overcooked will turn to mush?
  • Are you aware that yellow squash is low in calories because it is over 90% water?
  • Are you aware that yellow squash has a mild flavor? (When cooked, it combines well with herbs and seasonings.)
  • Are you aware that yellow squash is available with a crooked neck and with a straight neck? (Their names are --- “Yellow Crookneck” and “Yellow Straightneck”.)
  • Are you aware that the skin and rind of summer squash is a source of beta-carotene (vitamin A) but the fleshy portion is not? (Eat the entire squash for a healthy diet. Vitamin A is important for cell growth and development, for fighting off diseases and for good vision.)
  • Are you aware that squash was a common food eaten by Native Americans for more than five thousand years before Europeans settlers arrived?
  • Are you aware that the word squash comes from the Algonquin word askutasquash which means “eaten raw”?
Squash, summer, yellow, raw
Portion 100 g
Fiber, total dietary 1.1 g
Calcium, Ca 15 mg
Iron, Fe 0.35 mg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 17 mg
Protein 1.21 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.18 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 3.35 g
Energy 16 kcal
Sugars, total including NLEA 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium, Na 2 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.044 g
Ingredients Squash, summer, all varieties, raw g

Nutritional information on Yellow summer squash

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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs

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