What is a spaghetti squash considered, a starchy veggie or plain? If you can provide the nutritional value, that would help. Thanks.
Spaghetti squash is a “winter” vegetable. You ask whether it’s a “starchy” veggie; do you mean are there a lot of carbohydrates or a lot of calories? Generally, more “watery” vegetables have both fewer carbohydrates and fewer calories. No, I would not categorize spaghetti squash as a “starchy” veggie. In fact, I like to use it as a substitute for spaghetti and will put pasta sauce on it just as I would spaghetti. One cup of cooked spaghetti squash has about 42 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrate, 1 gram of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Compare this with 1 cup of cooked spaghetti which has xx calories, xx grams of carb, x grams of protein, and xx grams of fiber.
More detailed nutritional information for this vegetable can be found on USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/). Be sure to check out our fruit and veggie database as well: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=164 for nutritional information on the more common fruits and vegetables.