Summer squash: Yellow s/n.
Summer squash: Yellow s/n.

Summer squash are squashes that are harvested when immature, while the rind is still tender and edible.

Nearly all summer squashes are varieties of Cucurbita pepo, though not all Cucurbita pepo are considered summer squashes.

Most summer squash have a bushy growth habit, unlike the rambling vines of many winter squashes.

GreenPoint’s Summer Squash includes: Italian, yellow and grey. They take 1000 acres out of cultivation and are commercialized from September to June.


Gray squash.
Gray squash.
Zuccinni or Italian squash.
Zuccinni or Italian squash.
Winter squash, all varieties, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 143 kJ (34 kcal)
Carbohydrates
8.59 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat
0.13 g
Protein
0.95 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.

beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(9%)

68 μg

(8%)

820 μg

38 μg
Thiamine (B1)
(3%)

0.03 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(5%)

0.062 mg

Niacin (B3)
(3%)

0.5 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%)

0.188 mg

Vitamin B6
(12%)

0.156 mg

Folate (B9)
(6%)

24 μg

Vitamin C
(15%)

12.3 mg

Minerals
Calcium
(3%)

28 mg

Iron
(4%)

0.58 mg

Magnesium
(4%)

14 mg

Manganese
(8%)

0.163 mg

Phosphorus
(3%)

23 mg

Potassium
(7%)

350 mg


  • Units
  • μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams
  • IU = International units
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Summer squash. (2015, December 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:58, September 20, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Summer_squash&oldid=697405190