Spaghetti squash is beloved among those who are watching their carbs, as it is higher in nutrients and lower in carbs and calories than pasta. In England it is called "spaghetti marrow." Find out:
Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Spaghetti Squash
½ cup cooked spaghetti squash: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 21 calories
1 oz. cooked spaghetti squash: 1.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus .5 gram fiber and 8 calories
- 4 oz cooked spaghetti squash (¼ lb): 5.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 30 calories
Glycemic Index for Spaghetti SquashOne glycemic index study of "winter squash" reported an average of 41.
Glycemic Load of Spaghetti Squash
- ½ cup cooked spaghetti squash: 1
- 1 oz. cooked spaghetti squash: 1
- 4 oz cooked spaghetti squash (¼ lb): 2
Health Benefits of Spaghetti SquashSpaghetti squash is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. It is a fair source of niacin, pantothenic acid, and potassium.
Low-Carb Recipes with Spaghetti SquashMore Information About Spaghetti Squash at Calorie Count.
More Carb Profiles:
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.