The Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita pep var. fastigata) is also referred to as vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash, vegetable marrow, spaghetti marrow and squaghetti. It is a pale yellow (or off white) oblong sized squash. It grows on a vine which creeps along the ground (exactly like a zucchini, cucumber or pumpkin plant).
The spaghetti squash when ripe is hard like a watermelon – but it’s not as heavy. Cutting a spaghetti squash is similar to cutting an uncooked pumpkin. If you cut a raw spaghetti squash in half, you will see that it looks very similar to a pumpkin because in the centre is a core of large seeds (similar in size to pumpkin seeds) and the spaghetti squash flesh is hard – just like a pumpkin.
All the magic happens when you cook a spaghetti squash – because the flesh once cooked resembles spaghetti. (www.paleoprincess.com.au/all-about-spaghetti-squash/)