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Organic Squash Spaghetti

Latin name:

Squash - Spaghetti
Cucurbita Pepo
3 - 4' (0.9 - 1.2 m)
10 - 12" (25 - 30 cm)
Full Sun
Keep Well Watered
Fertile, Well Drained Soil

Spaghetti squash is a unique winter squash variety cherished for its stringy, noodle-like flesh, which transforms into spaghetti-like strands when cooked.

The most recognizable feature of spaghetti squash is its oblong shape and yellow, watermelon-sized exterior. Its smooth, hard rind protects the inner flesh, which ranges from pale yellow to vibrant golden hues when ripe. Inside, the squash contains a hollow cavity filled with seeds that are typically removed before cooking.

What sets spaghetti squash apart is its flesh, which, when cooked, separates into thin, spaghetti-like strands with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. The strands are tender yet maintain a pleasant, al dente texture, offering a unique and healthy alternative to traditional pasta.

Preparing spaghetti squash is relatively straightforward. Cutting it in half lengthwise and removing the seeds precedes cooking. The squash can be baked, boiled, microwaved, or even roasted. Once cooked, the flesh is scraped gently with a fork, causing it to separate into long, spaghetti-like strands, which can then be used as a gluten-free, low-calorie substitute for pasta.

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