“Cucurbita pepo subsp. Pepo” The fruit ranges from ivory to yellow/orange in color. The orange varieties have a higher carotene content. Its flesh is bright yellow or orange with the center containing many large seeds. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other squash but when cooked the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti.
Spaghetti squash can be baked, boiled, steamed, and/or microwaved. It can be served with or without sauce, as a substitute for pasta. The seeds can be roasted similar to pumpkin seeds.
Spaghetti squash contains many nutrients, including folic acid, potassium, vitamin A, and beta carotene. It is low in calories, averaging 42 calories per cup.