Potato chips

Potato chips

Glycemic IndexGlycemic Load
70.0
37.0

The glycemic index (GI) of potato chips equals to 70.0, which classifies it as a high GI food. The glycemic load (GL) of potato chips is equal to 37.0, which classifies it as a high GL food.


Nutrition Facts
Calories (kcal)491.0
Carbohydrates (g)52.8
Proteins (g)7.7
Fats (g)32.4

100 grams of potato chips contain 491.0 kcal (2054 kJ), 7.7 grams of proteins, 52.8 grams of carbohydrates, and 32.4 grams of fats.


Potato chips are a popular salty snack, usually prepared by slicing potatoes into thin pieces and deep frying them until they turn golden brown. They come in various flavors such as salt & vinegar, barbecue and sour cream & onion. Potato chips have been around since the late 1800s when George Crum pioneered their production in Saratoga Springs, New York. Nutritionally speaking, potato chips are high in fat and calories but low in essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. A single serving of regular-sized potato chips contains approximately 150 calories per ounce with 10 grams of fat that mostly consist of saturated fats. Additionally, most brands contain MSG which is an artificial flavor enhancer linked to health issues such as headaches or joint pain for some individuals after consumption. Despite its lack of nutritional value compared to other snacks options out there like fruits or vegetables; potato chips provide convenience due to its portability making it easy to grab on the go if needed plus it can be used as a side dish or topping for salads or sandwiches adding extra crunchy texture for variety purposes . It also pairs well with dips adding more flavor enhancing option than plain vegetables alone.