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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 (  Be sure to check out our fruit and veggie database as well: for nutritional information on the more common fruits and vegetables.

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