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# Thread: How many calories in sweet potatoes??

1. ## How many calories in sweet potatoes??

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2667/2

That site says 200 grams has 180 calories, but it sorta looks like that is cooked. I have a sweet potato about 6x3 inches and weighed it and it's a little over a pound (480 grams), so by that logic this one potato has over 400 calories in it, which I find hard to believe considering a regular potato of about this size would have 200 calories or less .... ???

2. a 7oz sweet potato is about 180 cals. your huge 17oz sweet potato is 430 cals.

3. Originally Posted by MikeK46
a 7oz sweet potato is about 180 cals. your huge 17oz sweet potato is 430 cals.

That's 7 ounces, uncooked = 180 calories, right?? Mine weighed over a pound uncooked, not cooked

4. Originally Posted by Losefatordie
That's 7 ounces, uncooked = 180 calories, right?? Mine weighed over a pound uncooked, not cooked
Yes, about 25 calories per ounce.

http://www.calorieking.com/foods/cal...Bwb3RhdG8.html

5. so whats the difference in weighing them cooked and uncooked?

I weigh mine cooked and use the same website for the nutritional info.

6. Are sweet potatoes super high compared to russet? A decent sized russet is only 100 caloriesish.

7. Originally Posted by Ozo nasty
so whats the difference in between weighing them cooked and uncooked?

i usually weigh them cooked and use the same website.
If you want to be the 'most anal' about *accurate* calorie counting - then weigh raw and use that as your calculation figure/ recorded figure.

Cooking (depending on time/ method) will alter water weight differently - so you end up with a different 'perceived' weight, when all you have really done is dehydrate the food.

Classic example is steak - >
raw
vs medium
vs well cooked
^
Cooked raw and you get 5.5 oz
medium end up with 5 oz
well done end up with 4 oz
All have the SAME calories at the end of the day (as the only real difference is water loss) -> but if you enter 'steak, cooked' into a calorie counter you only get a single figure - so you could be over/ under estimating your cals.

Sure - for a single item it isn't *that* much, but over time it can count.

8. 25 calories per raw ounce.

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