Potato Nutrition Facts
Potatoes are a good source of various nutritional and health promoting compounds such as Vitamin C, dietary fibers, potassium, magnesium, and carbohydrates. One of its fried products “potato chips” is the most popular snacks among consumers of all ages. This study presents useful data on total fats, reducing sugars, Vitamin C, minerals, total phenolics, antioxidant activity, glycoalkaloids, and acrylamide levels of potato chips made from three potato cultivars (Snowden, Lamoka, and Atlantic) grown at different locations in the USA.
From the results obtained, these potato chips are notable for their high content of vitamin C (min, 6.54 – max, 29.79 mg/100g), K (min, 1.10 – max, 1.65 %), and dietary fibers (2.14 to 3.71 %). The average levels of acrylamide were 902.02 µg/kg with a range 866.96 – 948.7 in continuous frying chips and 873.369 µg/kg in kettle cooked chips with the range 840.06 – 932.76. Kettle cooked potato chips retained a higher amount of nutrients and lower level of fats.
Based on recipe and cooking traditions potatoes are consumed in the various forms like mashed potato, potato cubes, potato chips and French fries. However, potato chips are the most popular and widely consumed by all ages and even on a full stomach, due to the high ratio of fats and carbohydrates, which send a pleasing message to the brain.
From the consumers’ standpoint potato chips are related to its unique sensory characteristics, including flavor, texture, and appearance. Nutritional content of all types of potato chips is not same due to differences in the composition of raw materials and cooking methods. The aim of this study was to determine the nutritional composition of potato chips made from three potato cultivars grown in four different states in the USA and processed by two separate methods viz. continuous frying and kettle cooked.
Potato Recipe – Potato Champ
Let’s get started with one of the easiest, most essentially Irish potato recipes favored by people from all over the world. Simple and inexpensive, yet warm and filling.
Champ is unquestionably one of the most delicious side dishes ever created in Ireland.
4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 pound green onions (scallions), chopped
1 cup milk
2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces butter
Boil the potatoes until cooked. Simmer the green onions in milk for about 5 mins. Drain potatoes and mash. Add the hot milk and scallions, salt, pepper and half the butter and mix.
The secret of success to this Irish potato recipe is making sure all the ingredients are kept very hot while you’re preparing it.