The spaghetti squash is an oblong seed-bearing fruit. Its center contains many large squash seeds. When cooked, the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands, like spaghetti.
Spaghetti squash is easly cooked in the oven, microwave, or stovetop. When baking, the squash should be pierced with a fork repeatedly and then baked for about an hour, then sliced open and the seeds removed. When microwaving, slice the squash in half, remove seeds, fill with water, cover with wrap, and then cook on high for about ten minutes. When cooking the squash on the stove, slice the fruit vertically in half instead of horizontally during preparation. Clean the squash as usual. Place cut side down in three inches of water and boil on high for approximately half an hour.
Spaghetti squash Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Spaghetti squash is 91.6% water, contains 6.91% carbohydrates, 0.57% fat, and 0.64% protein. If you consume one cup of diced spaghetti squash you will get 6.979 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 5.37 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you should include in your daily diet. That same it has an energy value of 130 kJ (31 Calories) in a 100 g (3.5 Oz) amount and is not rich in vitamins. It contains low amount of minerals.