Is Squash A Complex Carbohydrate?


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Daisy Ellis Profile
Daisy Ellis answered

Well, not really.

In general, squash is very low calorie in its content because 100 grams of raw summer squash contain only 16 kcal.

There is also very little fat in squash.

Meanwhile, dietary fiber is present much in squash.

It seems that vitamins and minerals are truly the stars in squash nutrition facts.

It provides a diversity of vitamins, some of which exist in considerable amounts. For example, there is 17 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of serving.

Folate, beta-carotene and thiamin are outstanding elements that constitute some of the best squash health benefits.

Regarding minerals, it will be a flaw if we do not mention potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.

Squash is also full of carotenoids which have amazing effects on our well-being in general.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Old question, but "Yes."

Not all carbohydrates are equal as far as nutrition goes. Simple carbohydrates contain refined sugars that have no nutritional value and, generally, a high calorie count, such as candy, soda and sweetened desserts. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates provide your diet with nutritional fiber, vitamins and minerals from whole grains and starchy vegetables. The recommended daily allowance of carbohydrates is 130 grams for both men and women. One cup of cubed butternut squash contains more than 16 grams of complex carbohydrates.

Suhail Ajmal Profile
Suhail Ajmal answered
Yes squash is a complex carbohydrate. It has many varieties and is a warm seasoned vegetable. For more information, visit the following link.

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