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Squash

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About This Food

Description

Squash is a flowering vegetable and native to the Americas. In fact, its culinary history dates back to Mexico as far back as 5500 B.C.

Squash varies greatly in size, shape, color and flavor. In general, squash is divided into two categories — summer squash  and winter squash.

Summer squash - like crookneck, pattypan and zucchini - are quick cooking and have thin, edible skins, soft seeds, tender flesh and a high water content.

In contrast, Winter squash - including Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard, Spaghetti and Turban - have hard, skins and seeds and firm flesh which requires lengthy cooking.

Squash is a low calorie, low glycemic food that is versatile and can be cooked in a myriad of ways. 

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=180 and 396

*Summer squash, zucchini (180) and Winter squash, butternut (396)

Selecting & Storing

Store squash in the crisper of the refrigerator. Use within 1 week.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)

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Calories: 0

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
0 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
0 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
0 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0 mg
0%
Magnesium
0 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0 mg
0%
Potassium
0 mg
0%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0 mg
0%
Zinc
0 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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