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Are squash Paleo???? Halloween is coming!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 28, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Ok, an easy question

Spagetti squash, pumpkin, butternut..... do they have phytates??? Are they paleosish???

Do you know if they are sugercarb full or rather fibercarb full? Thanks!!! Guy

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on September 30, 2010
at 07:12 PM

That said, my wife takes what we get from our jack-o-lantern, roasts 'em in butter and salt - yum! Yes, I will be eating my share this year.

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on September 30, 2010
at 07:09 PM

The seeds contain more phytic acid than any other nut/seed/bean except sesame seeds according to the book *Food Phytates*.

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on September 30, 2010
at 06:58 PM

As are tomatoes and cucumbers. Can't we just stick to the grocery store definition of fruits and vegetables?

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on September 30, 2010
at 06:52 PM

That's it! I'm having grass fed wooly mammoth for lunch.

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on September 28, 2010
at 05:44 PM

Squash = good food.

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on September 28, 2010
at 05:42 PM

yes, we don't eat lots of real paleo food (by definition). This is why we emulate a paleolithic diet instead of imitating it. But, it has no impact whatsoever.

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on September 28, 2010
at 05:24 PM

weird my comment wasn't actually just deleted - some weird bug....

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

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on September 28, 2010
at 05:23 PM

rephrasing my (deleted?) comment... are squash neolithic? what's the definition of neolithic?

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on September 28, 2010
at 04:39 PM

Oops, yeah. Fruitable.

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on September 28, 2010
at 04:31 PM

In that turn, so are almost any meat...

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on September 28, 2010
at 04:29 PM

Squashes are paleo, but yeah, they're fruits...

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on September 28, 2010
at 03:58 PM

I thought squash was a fruit?

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on September 28, 2010
at 03:57 PM

by your definition is every vegetable neolithic?

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D5db204527668aa712504995c0f8f96f

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on September 28, 2010
at 03:28 PM

Squash are a neolithic food. So, no, they are not paleo.

But about anything we eat is a neolithic food.

The real question is how do they make you feel and how much are you eating of them?

Personally, I eat them (when they are in season). I don't see the point of not eating them unless they make you sick.

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

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on September 28, 2010
at 03:57 PM

by your definition is every vegetable neolithic?

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

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on September 28, 2010
at 05:23 PM

rephrasing my (deleted?) comment... are squash neolithic? what's the definition of neolithic?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on September 28, 2010
at 04:31 PM

In that turn, so are almost any meat...

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on September 28, 2010
at 05:24 PM

weird my comment wasn't actually just deleted - some weird bug....

D5db204527668aa712504995c0f8f96f

(551)

on September 28, 2010
at 05:42 PM

yes, we don't eat lots of real paleo food (by definition). This is why we emulate a paleolithic diet instead of imitating it. But, it has no impact whatsoever.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 30, 2010
at 06:52 PM

That's it! I'm having grass fed wooly mammoth for lunch.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 28, 2010
at 03:34 PM

They are a vegetable, so they fit nearly everyone's definition of paleo.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 28, 2010
at 04:39 PM

Oops, yeah. Fruitable.

6fa48935d439390e223b9a053a62c981

(1676)

on September 28, 2010
at 04:29 PM

Squashes are paleo, but yeah, they're fruits...

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 28, 2010
at 03:58 PM

I thought squash was a fruit?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 30, 2010
at 06:58 PM

As are tomatoes and cucumbers. Can't we just stick to the grocery store definition of fruits and vegetables?

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on September 28, 2010
at 03:56 PM

As long as it will keep you fueled enough to trick-or-treat throughout the night.

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on September 28, 2010
at 03:34 PM

I would speculate that the hard skin is where any protective compounds are. We tend not to eat that part anyway.

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