Can diabetics eat acorn squash?

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Roasted acorn squash is a delicious diabetic-friendly side your whole family will love..
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What Goes Well With Acorn Squash?
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A patch of yellow or orange on the underside of an acorn squash is normal when it's ripe. Occasionally, you'll see them turn a vivid orange in the field before they're harvested. Unless you've deliberately planted an orange-hued variety, like Table Gold, that means your acorn squash is overripe..
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Acorn squash is a starchy vegetable, meaning it's higher in carbs than non starchy ones, like broccoli and spinach. If you're watching your carbs, limit acorn squash to one cup or about 25% of your plate.
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Ripened acorn squash turns dark green in color. The portion that has been in contact with the ground will go from yellow to orange. In addition to color, the rind, or skin, of acorn squash will become hard. Another way to tell ripeness is to look at the plant's stem.
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Place 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup in the cavity of each squash. Brush the cut sides with olive oil and sprinkle the squash with 3 teaspoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Roast for 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the squash, until tender when pierced with a small knife..
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