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Carbohydrate levels of potatoes

It’s estimated potatoes have been part of the human diet for thousands of years and it’s little wonder given their low rate of spoilage during transportation, low cost of production and their ability to satiate hunger. As part of a modern diet, the humble potato is full of healthy carbs and fibre. They’re low in calories and contain a range of vitamins and minerals. 

Potatoes are classed as a starchy vegetable and most have a high GI rating, so they can increase blood sugar levels faster than other pasta, for example. People watching their blood sugar and those with diabetes need to enjoy sized modest portions within a balanced meal. There are lower GI and lower-carb potato varieties available.

What are the carbohydrate levels in potatoes?

Below are the carbohydrate levels of a range of potato types using the cooking methods of baking and boiling. All measurements are per 100 grams of potatoes. 

Sebago Potatoes -  peeled and baked 

20.8g

Sebago Potatoes - peeled and boiled

13.1g

New Potatoes - peeled and baked  

19.4g

New Potatoes - peeled and boiled 

12.8g

Pontiac Potatoes - peeled and baked  

19.1g

Pontiac Potatoes - peeled and boiled

12.8g

Pale Skin Potatoes - peeled and baked

17.4g

Pale Skin Potatoes - peeled and boiled 

12.1g

Coliban Potatoes  - peeled and baked  

17.4g

Coliban Potatoes  - peeled and boiled 

11.6g

Red Skin Potatoes - peeled and baked  

16.2g

Red Skin Potatoes - peeled and boiled

14.2g

Desiree Potatoes - peeled and baked  

16.2g

Desiree Potatoes - peeled and boiled

10.9g



References 

https://discover.libraryhub.jisc.ac.uk/search?ti=Foraging%20and%20farming%3A%20the%20evolution%20of%20plant%20exploitation&rn=1

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