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Jacket potato or boiled

Discussion in 'Weight Watchers - ProPoints Queries' started by Leeboy, 6 April 2011 Social URL.

  1. Leeboy

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    Hi, Can anyone give me an answer to my query please. I am a bit puzzled on weight watcher pro points a jacket potato 250g is 8 points but boiled potatoes is 2 points per 100 g so you can have more boiled that jacket, how come? It has puzzled me as to why, is it something to do with the skin maybe?
     
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    Hi there,
    It explains it in one of the books but not very well as I was confused for a while.

    I always confuse myself when I try and explain this but here goes . . . :D

    If you are cooking a jacket potato at home you would weigh it raw before you cook it (well I would), for example a 250g potato (raw weight) would be 5 propoints.

    50g Raw Potato = 1 Propoint.

    It mentions it a different way in the book because sometimes we buy these when we eat out, we can't weigh them before they are cooked so on average it would be about 8 ppts because the water evaporates as its cooking which would make it shrink down so technically its a bigger spud to start with approximately a 400g spud.


    I hope this made some sense to you :) I just stick to cooking them myself and weighing them at 50g Raw Potato = 1 Propoint.

    Hope I've helped somehow.
    Good luck xxx
     
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