Calorie fried potatoes: what to do?
Tasty but high in calories
The calorie content of fried potatoes is a sore subject for many people who want to lose weight and consider the energy value of each piece. But this is a wonderful product, beloved in many countries of the world. I must say that many people think that health and a beautiful figure require the strictest abstinence and abandonment of all favorite products. And, of course, chips that contain a lot of fat are first on the list of such prohibited foods.
Popularity and recognition
We have to admit that it is quite difficult to find such an individual who would not eat or like potatoes. Despite its not very long history in Russia, it is extremely popular. Probably everyone knows and remembers that this overseas tuber was brought into the country by Emperor Peter the Great, and later, already under Catherine the Great and Empress Anna, was tasted and won the love of the population. Potatoes even began to be called the second bread for ordinary people.
Useful properties of the product
Despite the calorie content of fried potatoes, there are also useful substances in it. This product contains proteins (2 grams per 100 grams), carbohydrates (18 grams) and fat (less than one gram), as well as dietary fiber, vitamins (vitamin C) and minerals (potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iron, sulfur, silicon, zinc, bromine). The level of energy value depends on what is added to the potato during cooking: vegetable or butter, sauces, cheese, mayonnaise or cream. After all, they add fat and calories. Fried potatoes, whose caloric content is very, very high, still remains a favorite dish of many people. But baked and stewed, of course, healthier. But chips and french fries are even fatter.
How many calories in fried potatoes? I must say that the energy value of even simple boiled potatoes is quite high. Only 25 grams of the product contains 80 calories, but this does not mean that you need to exclude it from the diet. For potato lovers even developed a special and rather interesting diet. The calorie content of fried potatoes is more than 300 kcal (and this is also the case if it is fried in vegetable oil, and not in cream or fat). It is the cooking method that determines the usefulness of the dish. Of course.You can rarely cook this wonderful vegetable so as not to harm your health, but you should do it with taste, in good oil. You can add meat or mushrooms.
How can I cook potatoes
Well, if life is not at all sweet without potatoes, you should try other cooking methods. It is useful to bake the product with the peel or in the form of a casserole. Let the calorie content of fried potatoes makes it inaccessible and not very useful, but boiled, stewed and baked options are a great substitute. You can bake in foil or bag, taking a young potato, which has a thin peel. In the dish will be good greens, olive oil, various spices. But the old potato with the peel is already impossible (with time during storage it accumulates harmful substances to health).