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Low Carb Potato, would u eat it?

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From Orlando Sentinel

Low-carb potatoes taste just like others

No doubt the many references to "low-carb" will turn heads when shoppers see packages of SunLite potatoes.

SunLites have 30 percent less carbohydrates than russets. But the other claims on the label can be made by any other spud: fat-free, cholesterol-free, and a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

Take away the hype, and it's just another potato. Fry it, roast it, bake it, mash it in infinite variations. The outside and interior coloring are similar to a Yukon Gold. Crunched raw, it could be any spud.

Carb counters may find the potato a helpful addition. The problem with tubers is that lots of people prefer them mashed with dairy products, fried in oil or slathered with cheese.

How quickly can numbers add up? One SunLite potato, which is considered a serving, has 18 grams of carbs. Students of low-carb math can subtract the 4 grams of fiber to make the net carbs 14 grams. Most people scoop the equivalent of a potato and a half, giving them 21 grams of spud. Add in dairy products, and the fat, carb and cholesterol tallies increase.

After preparing mashed SunLites with half-and-half and margarine, the flavor results were the same as the Yukons I prepared at Thanksgiving.

No doubt SunLites will be a curious find for cooks. But in the long run, the cost comparison with regular potatoes may be their biggest challenge, despite the low-carb twist.

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Interesting. I don't think I'd eat one. I haven't had a potato since Christmas dinner. I never really cared for mashed potatoes, and I don't have time to make a baked potato since I always have so much to do.

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this whole carb thing is a bunch of crap. sure they'll make ya fat if you don't excersise. but try excersising without carbs. you'll pass out. so i guess the answer is no, i would not eat a low carb potato.

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Its fairly well proven that a balanced diet and regular exercise will keep you healthy.

Has anyone else noticed that these diet crazes are going right down the nutrition panel on the back of food packages?

In the 80's it was low fat

In the 90's it was low calories/cholesterol

Now its low carbohydrates.

Next is either sodium or protein....

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this whole carb thing is a bunch of crap.

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Yup, all these cut-out-an-entire-class-of-foods diets are the same. You're basically losing weight because you have resticted the numbers of foods you can. You only have so much choice when shopping/ordering. No cake cause it has too much carbs, you lose weight. Then the food producers come along and make a "low-carb" cake, so now you can eat cake. Not to mention the fact that Atkins is not a "low-carb" diet, it is actually an almost "no-carb" diet. Someone on Atkins should not be able to eat even low carb cake. People just jump on the buzz word from the trend and run with it.

No one has ever disputed that a healthy diet and exercise are the best way to maintain a healthy weight, anything else is just bunk.

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Yup, all these cut-out-an-entire-class-of-foods diets are the same. You're basically losing weight because you have resticted the numbers of foods you can. You only have so much choice when shopping/ordering. No cake cause it has too much carbs, you lose weight. Then the food producers come along and make a "low-carb" cake, so now you can eat cake. Not to mention the fact that Atkins is not a "low-carb" diet, it is actually an almost "no-carb" diet. Someone on Atkins should not be able to eat even low carb cake. People just jump on the buzz word from the trend and run with it.

No one has ever disputed that a healthy diet and exercise are the best way to maintain a healthy weight, anything else is just bunk.

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exactly. these fad diets are just so people can make money while they can milk it from lazy people. long term results = long term commitment. no way of getting around it.

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A lot of the other nurses at work are doing this low carb thing.... needless to say the one who is the most concerned with never eating carbs is just the same size as when she started.

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I most def. would NEVER eat a low-carb potato! I can't stand low-carb stuff. Instead, I run alot, play alot of sports, and exersise. I have no problemo!

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