I think squash is very underrated. I love squash and since I have found out about spaghetti squash, I have an obsession. I feel like a kid when I take it out the oven and put a fork to it and scrap the insides and watch it come out like pasta. Add some meatless meatballs and my fave spaghetti sauce and I’m set. I love yellow squash and zucchini squash when I make stir fry or I just want some simple roasted veggies. So, is squash a fruit or a vegetable?
Squash is a vegetable and there are different kinds (yes, I have tried them all, don’t judge me). You have yellow, zucchini, acorn, butternut, spaghetti and pumpkin. Yes, pumpkin is a type of squash believe it or not. So what are the health benefits?
- filled with carotenoids like pumpkin to help fight cardiovascular disease.
- seeds are great for a snack and contain omega – 6 and omega 3 fatty acids
- composed of 90% good starches, helpful for anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and insulin-regulated properties, as well as consisting of numerous amounts of antioxidants
- contains vitamins A, C, B6, B2, B3, and K
- high in fiber, manganese, copper, potassium, pantothenic acid, folate and magnesium
There are nu recipes you can make with all of the squash like pumpkin pie, acorn squash soup, butternut squash mac n cheese, and spaghetti. These vegetables are very versatile and so good for your health. Skip the pasta and go for spaghetti squash!