Buttercup vs Butternut Squash

By Rebelove Latest Reply 2015-07-18 19:02:01 -0500
Started 2013-07-02 19:48:26 -0500

Just thought I'd share this…Thanksgiving is only a few months away! :)
My husband actually found out about this squash online, and I wanted to share it with you.
Buttercup squash has about 1/2 the calories and 1/2 the sugar of buttercup squash. It tastes just like butternut squash, ( a favorite in the North East, as least), cooks the same way, is just as filling, has fiber, and is good for you. It is locally grown here in NY. If your grocer doesn't carry it, feel free to ask him to do so! I love this food, and don't have to feel guilty about eating it. Enjoy! :)

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james canada
james canada 2014-12-11 19:06:19 -0600 Report

I have prediabetes so Im trying to change my diet a bit and lose 10 pounds.Ive always enjoyed making buttercup soup from buttercup squash.I liked having it quite regularly,3 times a week for lunch but then a friend tell me to avoid it beacuse its too starchy and sugary so i switched to lentil soup which i make with lentils.I always get these squashes mixed up…butternut and buttercup.. :)
Ive never tried accorn squash,,,Ive seen it in the stores..I havent had any buttercup since i was told I had prediabetes..but I may go back to it or some other squash…

jayabee52 2014-12-11 19:22:52 -0600 Report

Howdy James
According to the nutritional info i just provided, you'd be way better off with the lentils.

Praying success to you in you beating back your prediabetes.


james canada
james canada 2014-12-11 07:40:43 -0600 Report

"Buttercup squash has about 1/2 the calories and 1/2 the sugar of buttercup squash."

this makes no sense…

Rebelove 2015-07-18 19:02:01 -0500 Report

Sorry, James…let me re-phrase…butterCUP has less calories and sugar than butterNUT. Sorry for the confusion. :( I was so anxious to share this find that I forgot to check my spelling. I will be more careful in the future. :)

jayabee52 2014-12-11 17:34:58 -0600 Report

Howdy James
I believe that was a typo, as the comparison was between butter nut and buttercup squashes. I looked at Self nutrition Data for info on Butternut squash, and for 1 cup mashed (240 g) the carb count is 24 g. Calorie count is 94 cal.

Whereas a butter cup squash (see ~ http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-buttercup-squ... ) is not listed directly in Self Nutrition Data. A close approximation.to that may be the acorn squash which has per 1 c serving, 22 g of carbs, and calories is 83. Really not much of a difference there. According to Cooks info a buttercup squash has 11 gm carbs per quarter cup and 49 cal. ~ http://www.cooksinfo.com/buttercup-squash

so x 4 would = 44 g carbs and 200 calories. Not even close to being half the calories! In fact someone sold Rebelove's hubby a bunch of nutritional hooey.

Praying for improving health for us all