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Spaghetti Squash Season

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Updated June 04, 2014

Spaghetti Squash Season

Although spaghetti squash keeps well and you can get it most times, this is the time of year when the new crop comes into stores and Farmer's Markets and is also when my How to Cook Spaghetti Squash page rises to the top of the charts.

Did you know that a cup of regular spaghetti has 40 grams of usable carbohydrate (and 220 calories), whereas a cup of spaghetti squash has only 8 grams of usable carb and 42 calories? Plus, that cup of spaghetti squash is much more "nutrient dense", containing more of most vitamins and minerals than the spaghetti. Fall is a great time to stock up on spaghetti squash, which will keep a long time in a cool dry place. It can be used in almost any way you'd use pasta - great with pesto, for example.

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