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 SquashAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of summer squash.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Summer Squash
- ½ cup sliced summer squash: 1
4 oz. summer squash (¼ lb.): 2
Health Benefits of Summer SquashSummer 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
- Southwest Squash Casserole - similar to corn casserole
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.