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Carb Counts for Summer Squash

Nutritional Information and Low-Carb Recipes


Updated June 04, 2014

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Squashes were one of the foods Christopher Columbus brought back to Europe from the New World. Summer squashes are very versatile, since they are mild in flavor.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Summer Squash

  • ½ cup raw sliced summer squash: 1.5 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus .5 gram fiber and 12 calories

  • 4 oz raw summer squash (¼ lb.): 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 18 calories

Glycemic Index for Summer Squash

As with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of summer squash.

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Estimated Glycemic Load of Summer Squash

  • ½ cup sliced summer squash: 1
  • 4 oz. summer squash (¼ lb.): 2

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Health Benefits of Summer Squash

Summer squash are a very good source of vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, and manganese, as well as smaller amounts of a lot of other nutrients.

Low-Carb Recipe with Summer Squash

More Carb Profiles:
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 20.

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