Alright this damn potato issue....

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  1. WMBB

    WMBB Can't w8 2 b "Dr.WMBB" :)

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    Well i have been advised and advising others that its 1pt per 100g of potato, but is this 100g cooked weight or raw? because i believe potatos are lighter once cooked due to some of the water being cooked out.

    i just had a jacket potato which i weighed before i put it in the microwave and it was 250g so i pointed it at 2.5 pts.

    would this be accurate?
     
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    I tend to point potatoes once I have cooked them. Not sure if its right though as 300g of potatoes raw turns into 200g once cooked but I just point it as 2 points x
     
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    hmmm a difficult one then, so should i point it at roughly 2pts then?
     
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    As far as i am aware you point it raw. You are still having the same amount of potato even when its cooked so i think it means raw
     
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    yeah that makes sense i think i'll stick to raw coz it only goes down in weight due to water so actualypotato and calorific matter is still there.
     
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    Exactly :)
     
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    I asked my leader that question last week and he said its 1 point per 100g of raw potato, he said when cooked its around 80g/85g for 1 point
     
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    Thanks for that, its good to know just incase you forget to weigh before you cook etc. :)
     
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    so the 1pt per 100g stands because its the same once cooked minus the water. well it seems this issue is sorted once and for all lol
     
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