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July 9, 2011 7:39 PM
This is driving me nuts! grumble All of the entries in MFP database are "sauteed" or "with zucchini." Normally, MFP has a entry JUST for a raw vegetable, giving nutrition data in grams or by size. I can't find anything! I've tried looking at nutritiondata.self.com and I only get the nutrition for zucchini (which I know is a TYPE of summer squash). I'm talking 'bout:

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So surely the nutrition isn't the same? Zucchini and yellow squash sure look like two different veggies to me.

HELP!! sad
July 9, 2011 7:41 PM
I just googled "yellow summer squash calories" and it said 18 calories in 1 cup.
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July 9, 2011 7:47 PM
http://www.fitday.com/webfit/FoodFacts_outside.html?FoodID=11477&OwnerID=13
July 9, 2011 7:49 PM
The nutritional information between zucchini and yellow squash may not be identical, but I would bet my first born child, the difference would be within the margin of error of portion estimation, and variation between plants. They may be different colors, but they really are very similar veggies. It's similar to the difference between various types (and colors) of tomatoes.
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July 9, 2011 7:50 PM
Did you happened to find anything about calories per gram? Or ounce? :(
July 9, 2011 7:50 PM
Yup, that is what I found! 18 per cuphappy
Edited by Nanadena On July 9, 2011 7:51 PM
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July 9, 2011 7:53 PM
Those are yellow crookneck squash ;) and all summer squashes have about 20 calories per 100 grams.
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July 9, 2011 7:55 PM
http://www.livestrong.com/article/303031-calories-in-one-medium-yellow-squash/

Try this? :)

31 cals per 196g.
Edited by sarah44254 On July 9, 2011 7:56 PM
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July 9, 2011 7:56 PM
I found this MFP entry in the database: Squash - Summer, all varieties, raw

search for "squash raw" and it will come up - it is 16 calories per 100 grams
July 9, 2011 8:12 PM
I would check out calorieking.com
they have pretty much everything
July 10, 2011 2:09 AM
Give me a minute to look back on my diary. I have these squash in my garden and pretty sure I logged them by weight.
July 10, 2011 2:15 AM
Vegetables, Fresh: - Yellow Squash
Fresh Produce - Yellow Squash - Raw
Squash, Yellow - Squash, Yellow Row
all are by weight, the first two in grams and the third in ounces. I had logged by cup instead of weight.
July 10, 2011 4:45 AM
We are having a bunch of these squash now. How do you cook yours?? I am from the south and always battered and fried. The last time I used olive oil but don't know if its much healthier or not.
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July 10, 2011 5:03 AM
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We are having a bunch of these squash now. How do you cook yours?? I am from the south and always battered and fried. The last time I used olive oil but don't know if its much healthier or not.


Slice and grill them! Delicious.
  4771756
July 10, 2011 12:23 PM
I've grilled them too. Usually I cut them up into big cubes and either steam them in the microwave or bake them.

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