Amazed when I saw butternut squash put in with potatoes as a starch food.
I just can't eat sweet potatoes, but found steamed butternut squash a nice substitute. Now I've been told it's just another starch like corn.
Does anyone have any idea if one's better or worse than the other?
I think it somewhat comes down to personal choice, but foods that are commonly referred to as "starchy" kind of get a bad rap, they are carbs . . . and we need good carbohydrates to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. I try to make mine more of the whole grain variety, but I don't stress over the veggie carbs. . . . just for grins and giggles go to the "new recipe" section and get the nutritional value for 1 cup of butternut squash, then try it with 1 cup of sweet potatoes and again for 1 cup of corn and do a comparison. I tried it because I was curious when I saw your question. They all have a Grade A and Ifound that butternut squash came in with the lowest cals (63), vit A was off the charts and vit C was really high as well, the swt potatoe was 177 cals, but it was also high in fiber, vit C . . etc. overall pretty similar. If you value the lower calories you find in the squash then I suppose you could consider it better for you, but they looked pretty comparable. Because I am counting my calories I personally liked the values attached to the squash, but in terms of being healthier I think it might be a close call.
there is nothing wrong with starchy foods. Both potatoes and squash are high in fiber, various vitamins and minerals.
Each have their own benefits.
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