# Confused over Jacket Potatoes

#### sarah1274

##### Full Member
S: 14st0lb C: 12st7lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st7lb(10.71%)
I have tried to find this out but avail so now I am assuming.

Jacket potatoes are high in PP but mashed or boiled are not so high.

I am assuming its to do with eating the skin as this is the only real difference.

Now I don't eat the skin I like to take to potato out and mash it, so does this make it the equivalent of Mash Potato

Sorry if this seems like a really silly question

#### Charlotte-Eve

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S: 15st7lb C: 12st9.6lb G: 9st13lb BMI: 25.5 Loss: 2st11.4lb(18.16%)
It's to do with the water content during the cooking process - and boiling/mashing means the potato retains the water. Baking means the water evaporates, so ultimately weighs less - it's the same potato, with the same NVs, but smaller. (If this is wrong please correct me, but this is what I understand from the booklet from the meetings).

I always weigh my potato raw before I do anything with it, I use the NV on the packet for /100g measurements and go from there. However most the time, Raw, a potato is 1pp for 50g.

I hope that helps x

#### ClareyCakes

##### SW Target Member
S: 17st2lb C: 10st4.5lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 6st11.5lb(39.79%)
I have NEVER understood all this either, so I have always done raw weight too.

#### lucylis

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S: 14st10lb C: 14st5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 36.8 Loss: 0st5lb(2.43%)
it is to do with the water evaporating when baked..hence lighter when cooked. they reccomend you weigh it raw but if you cant then the calculation is as follows:
100g =4
150g =6
200g =7
225g =8
300g =11
they suggest these values are based on baking an old potato e.g maris piper in the oven at 190C for 90mins (page 49 of pocket guide)

hope this helps

#### sarah1274

##### Full Member
S: 14st0lb C: 12st7lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st7lb(10.71%)
Thanks guys for your responses and I shall be weighing raw from now on