Spaghetti squash or vegetable spaghetti, is a group of cultivars of Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo. They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, including ivory, yellow and orange, with orange having the highest amount of carotene. Its center contains many large seeds and when raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash. When cooked, the meat of the fruit falls away from the flesh in ribbons or strands that look like, and are often substituted as a healthier option for, spaghetti.