Nutritional Facts of Baked Potatoes, Calories in Baked Potatoes

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Baked Potatoes have?

One serving of Baked Potatoes gives 78 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 52 calories, proteins account for 8 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 22 calories.  One serving of Baked Potatoes provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Baked Potatoes recipeBaked Potatoes is truly a universal favourite, much loved by people across the world. It can be enjoyed plain, with cheese or with a yummy filling as in this case. Here, we’ve stuffed the baked potatoes with a scrumptious mixture of broccoli and corn, flavoured with a hint of garlic. Seasoned with pepper and topped with cheese, this is a truly mouth-watering snack that you are sure to enjoy. 

Is Baked Potatoes healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Broccoli : Broccoli is loaded with beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A once it is inside the body. Vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision. It is a good source of Vitamin C which boosts the immune system and fights off cancersheart disease and protects the body from free radical damage. Broccoli is a good source of folate and good for pregnant women. See here for 13 amazing benefits of broccoli.

What's the problem?

Potatoes (Aloo) : Potatoes being high in simple carbohydrates will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. Potatoes are recommended for malnourished children and people with low weight. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.  

Processed Cheese : Switch from processed cheese to block cheese as that is healthy. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Baked Potatoes  ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Potatoes being high in simple carbohydrates will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. Processed cheese is not healthy. 

Here are some Healthy snack options

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,

Baked Methi Muthias

Baked Methi Muthias

Also you can try Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukku or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Palak Jowar Murukku

Baked Palak Jowar Murukku

Can healthy individuals have Baked Potatoes?

No, this is not healthy. 

How to burn 78 calories that come from Baked Potatoes?

Walking (6 kmph) = 23 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 8 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 10 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 13 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per baked potatoe% Daily Values
Energy95 cal5%
Protein3.1 g6%
Carbohydrates12.8 g4%
Fiber1.1 g4%
Fat3.7 g6%
Cholesterol12.8 mg3%
Vitamin A315.9 mcg7%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C16.9 mg42%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)14.6 mcg7%
Calcium76.4 mg13%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium16.7 mg5%
Phosphorus71.6 mg12%
Sodium120.6 mg6%
Potassium156.3 mg3%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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