Baked Spaghetti Squash

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How This Helps

Useful for:   Diabetes
These baked spaghetti squash recipes make use of squash which has a low glycemic index instead of pasta that has a medium glycemic index. A study from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases confirmed the benefits of non-starchy vegetables, like squash, in maintaining blood glucose levels.


Nutrition Information: 
Serving size: 1 serving size= 240 g
Calories: 75 kcal
Calories from Fat: 37 kcal
Saturated Fat: 0.789 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 330 mg
Potassium: 182 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 10 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
Sugars:4 g
Protein: 1 g 

Key Ingredients: 

Time allotted for baking depends on the size of the squash to be baked. Generally a squash can be baked in 60 minutes. The squash is cooked when one can insert a knife with ease but squash does not crumble easily. To attain a crunchy texture, undercook the squash a little.

Preparation and Cooking Time: 70 min.
Serves: 6 servings

Science and Research

Antioxidants baked spaghetti squash recipes helps in keeping the glycemic index low and thus helpful for treating diabetes. Being rich in fiber and well balanced minerals, spaghetti squash keeps stomach full for long time, slows down the release of carbohydrates into the bloodstream and helps in losing excess body weight.

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