How Many Calories in Yellow Squash

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Yellow squash which is known for its nutritional value also comes with some amount of calories. Most of the calories in yellow squash are obtained from carbohydrates.

One cup of raw yellow squash slices contains 18 calories. Out of these 18 calories, 67% of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates, 25% are obtained from proteins and 8% are obtained from fats. The total carbohydrate content in an equal quantity of raw yellow squash is 3.79 grams, protein content is 1.37 grams and fat content in it is 0.2 gram. One slice of raw yellow squash contains 2 calories, 100 grams contains 16 calories, a small sized raw yellow squash has 19 calories, 1 medium sized raw yellow squash has 31 calories and a large sized raw yellow squash has 52 calories.

Yellow Squash Calories

The number of calories in cooked yellow squash is different. One cup of cooked yellow squash slices contains 68 calories. Out of these 68 calories 50% calories come from fat, 41% come from carbohydrates and 9% are obtained from proteins. The total fat content in an equal quantity of similarly cooked yellow squash is 4.24 grams, total carbohydrate content in it is 7.81 grams and protein content in it is 1.65 grams. One slice of similarly cooked yellow squash contains 3 calories, one oz of cooked yellow squash contains 10 calories, a small yellow squash cooked in a similar manner as above contains 70 calories, a medium cooked yellow squash has 130 calories and a large cooked yellow squash has 196 calories.

Grilling yellow squash makes it even more delicious. A medium sized grilled yellow squash contains 87 calories. The total fat content in an equal sized grilled yellow squash is 7 grams, total carbohydrate content in it is 6 grams, dietary fiber content is 2 grams, protein content is also 2 grams and sodium content in it 6 mg.

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