Our expert says:
Gem squash does not have a high nutritive value as it has just a high moisture content. The dark yellow gems probably contain more beta-carotene than the pale ones. I would, however, not classify gem squash as a 'bad' carb. Carbs to avoid are those that are smothered in fat like pies, chips, cakes, tarts, etc. You can also substitute butternut or pumpkin or sweet potatoes for the gem squash, as these vegies have a higher nutritive content. They are rich sources of beta-carotene and sweet potatoes hare high in fibre.
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