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Carbs in Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash Carbs, Glycemic Index, Nutritional Information

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Updated June 02, 2014

Roasted acorn squash with butter, nutmeg and honey
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Acorn squash is a popular fall vegetable, and is a rich source of many of the same nutrients as other winter squashes, including pumpkin and butternut squash. Unfortunately, the classic way of cooking acorn squash, filling it with brown sugar and/or maple syrup, skyrockets the amount of sugar in a serving.

Like other squashes, the seeds can be roasted and eaten.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Acorn Squash

  • ½ cup cooked mashed acorn squash: 7.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 3 grams fiber and 42 calories

  • 1 medium acorn squash, 4 inches in diameter: 39 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 6.5 gram fiber and 172 calories

  • 4 oz raw acorn squash (¼ lb): 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 45 calories

Glycemic Index for Acorn Squash

One glycemic index study of "winter squash" reported an average of 41.

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Glycemic Load of Acorn Squash

  • ½ cup cooked mashed acorn squash: 3

  • 1 medium acorn squash, 4 inches in diameter: 13

  • 4 oz raw acorn squash (¼ lb): 4

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Health Benefits of Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and beta-carotene. It is also a very good source of thiamin, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium,and manganese, and a good source of iron.

More Information About Acorn Squash at Calorie Count.

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Sources:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21.

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