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Are All Potato Chips Equally Greasy?

By Edited Mar 16, 2016 0 4

It's no surprise that the warm summer months would elicit profound questions regarding potato chips to surface, especially as this particular staple food makes a great complement to the grilling atmosphere that many have come to love and adore. While accompanying your delicious burgers and hot dogs, it's no surprise that you may also wonder if all potato chips are equally greasy in nature. Interestingly enough, potato chips are one food that comes in a variety of different brands, and forms of preparation that you may have personally had experience with consuming over the course of your life. Beyond the actual brand name of the particular potato chips in question, it is also important to realize that the degree of a potato chips greasiness will also be directly related to what kind, and how much, of which oil is used in the preparation process.

One reason why this particular question is so often asked is simply because of the dramatic negative health and lifestyle implications that can be derived from over consumption of potato chips that are heavily greased. When we speak about grease in chips, it is very important to consider the fact that some brands of potato chips are made with a great deal of artery clogging saturated fat. While you will gain added crunchiness and a thickness that is pleasing to your pallet from kettle potato chips, these types of potato chips are oftentimes the most calorie dense resulting from their being cooked in heeps of saturated fat.

Among the many oils that can be used in the preparation of potato chips, each one has its own unique and recognizable flavor. Chips are typically prepared in either peanut oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, or canola oil. For those particular potato chips that are low in saturated fat, high in unsaturated fat, and are low in cholesterol, you will find that these potato chips are typically cooked with canola oil. When sold in stores, these brands of potato chips are oftentimes accompanied by a fat-free or a low fat label.

If you are actually searching for the least greasy potato chip, you will want to look specifically into purchasing a brand that is baked. Layes' "Baked" brand of chips has become a favorite of many who long for a great taste with very little cholesterol or saturated fat. When you purchase this chip, you will find that it is among one of the least greasy chips that you'll ever eat. You may never go back to eating those that are high in cholesterol and saturated fat again. This type of chip can be found in just about any convenience store or roadside gas station stop.



Jun 28, 2011 9:22am
You are so right baked potato chips are less greasy.
Jun 29, 2011 5:13pm
MMMM... Sweet potato chips
Jul 6, 2011 10:04am
Good Article
Aug 2, 2011 5:28pm
While you have a lot of truth in your analysis of potato chips, the most important thing people need to consider is just how many potato chips they are actually eating. The amount of grease does not matter too much if you are only eating a few bags during the course of the summer. However, it does become a larger issue when a person is scarfing down a bag a day. That is definitely a part of the "health equation" so to speak.
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