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  • #49851

    Karen
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    I was wondering if chokoes,squash and beans are starchy or non starchy vegetables.

  • #49857

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Karen,

    Squash and beans are listed on the Food Servings Guide under starchy vegetables (1 serve is 1/2 a cup cooked).

    Choko would be considered a non- starchy vegetable with a serve size of 1 cup.

    Kindest Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

    • #49882

      Karen
      Participant

      How come zucchini are non starchy,yet squash aren’t. What’s the difference?
      Is there any other non starchy vegetables not on the list.

  • #49909

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Karen,

    1 cup of zucchini contains less than 1g of carbohydrates and 0g of starch, while 1 cup of squash contains 40g of carbs and 33g of starch.

    Unfortunately we can’t list every single vegetable on the list (this would be quite an extensive list) so there may be some that have been missed yes. A quick google should tell you if a vegetable is starchy or not, failing that flick us a message and we’ll help you out!

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #53729

    Helen
    Participant

    I’m wondering if the nutritionist may not be Australian.
    This is what we call squash (link failed), its yellow and not hard on the outside.
    It’s more like a zucchini than a pumpkin in texture although they all grow on a vine.

  • #53881

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Helen,

    You are right!-

    “Not all types of squash are counted as starch in your diet. Zucchini and summer squash are non-starchy, versus acorn, pumpkin, and butternut squashes, which are high in starch.”
    The Food Guide is referring to butternut squash.

    Apologies for the confusion, we’ll see if we can get this better clarified on the Food Guides.

    Kindest Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

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