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Potato CaloriesPotato calories depend on the way the potato has been cooked and the other ingredients which are added to it like the calories in a potato chip will be a lot more than in plain boiled mashed potatoes. Given below is a list of potato dishes and the caloric content in them. Potatoes which are steamed or boiled and are either peeled or with the peel make very little difference in the caloric content. There are approximately 258 calories in a potato of 4” diameter. A large baked potato would contain around 278 calories; a mashed potato which is made at home which is of 210 grams and has some milk and butter would have 237 calories in a cupful of it; a plain boiled potato would have 150 calories in the same quantity; roasted potatoes of 200 grams quantity would have 300 calories. So it is not the potato which is fattening but it is the manner in which it is cooked and what is added to it which increases or decreases the calories.
Potato calories per ounce:
There are 26 potato calories per ounce in a baked one, which means 26 calories in a potato with skin. In each 100 grams of potatoes which are cooked differently the caloric content differs. A plain 100 gram baked potato with no salt and which has been peeled would have 93 calories; potato crunches 200 calories; sauteed potatoes 120 calories; a salad made of 100 grams potatoes 115 calories; fried potato ships 270 calories; waffles 200 calories; roasted potato 150 calories; mashed potato 108 calories, boiled potato 80 calories and a raw potato would be just 70 calories.
To keep the caloric content low in potatoes it is best to add as little or no butter and cheese or any other dressing to it. A potato itself has few calories and has a lot of nutritional value too which is essential for the body and should not be cut out of the diet completely.
Calories in a potato
Calories in a potato are the same as the calories in a potato without skin. What makes a difference is the recipe which means the ingredients which are added to the potato while cooking it. A potato is an energy giving vegetable and if it is not doused in oil is a healthy meal. While trying to make a tasty dish with it and either deep frying it or baking it with a lot of cream and cheese is what makes for all the extra calories and fat which are unhealthy. The potato contains a good quantity of fiber which is good for the digestive system. While having potatoes in a meal one can eliminate other carbohydrates like bread and rice as these will only add to the calories.
Potato calories and nutrition
Potatoes are a rich source of vitamin C and of vitamin B6. They also provide manganese, potassium and copper. Eating the potato with the skin has more food value than after peeling it as there are several nutrients in the skin.
Potato calories by weight:
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|