Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
-POOKIE-'s Photo -POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
8/25/11 10:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
thanks, guess I will be buying the new potatoes in future!

already eaten my other two meals for the day, the smallest baking potato is 193g, so nigh on 280 calories in total! Certainly not fitting that in!

KRICKET4's Photo KRICKET4 SparkPoints: (41,891)
Fitness Minutes: (61,584)
Posts: 2,139
8/25/11 10:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Like you said, it's a starch thing. Here is what I found:
Red, new, waxy, or boiling potatoes (yukon gold I think are also in this category) are supposed to have less starch and fewer calories than all-purpose and baking potatoes.

Either eat half a potato tonight or know that a potato is much better for you than a candy bar and take the extra 70 calories :) If staying completely within your calorie range is vital, maybe you can compensate somewhere during your other meals today.

Kricket in SoCal

When you see a person on a mountain top, just remember they did not fall there!

What other people think of me is none of my business

 current weight: -1.6  under
-POOKIE-'s Photo -POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
8/25/11 10:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Can anybody tell me this....

why do my large, baking potatoes state 140 calories per 100g
when small, new potatoes state 75 calories per 100g

I dont get it? Are older ones more starchy or something? Im peeved I now can't fit the potato I planned for dinner tonight in since its double the calories I had expected according to the package.

I checked a few other entries on the websites I shop the stores for, and they seem to agree with this weird thing... big potatoes have more calories per 100g than small.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Eating Whole Foods General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
8 foods the experts won't eat... 2/16/2014 11:46:11 AM
How to export nutrition data report? 10/1/2013 8:14:10 AM
What is or is not a whole food? 5/10/2013 7:02:50 AM
What produce lurks in your kitchen right now? 6/28/2014 7:35:10 PM
FRESH OR FROZEN 12/27/2013 1:56:23 PM

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines