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8/25/11 10:42 A

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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!

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8/25/11 10:36 A

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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.

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8/25/11 10:17 A

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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.

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