anyone looked into these, coles have them they are low gi and a carb count of 9g per 100g, are they similar to sweet potato
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sorry did not explain very well, was talking about the low gi side of things, i can have sweet potato in moderation and it does not effect my weight, wondering if the carisma would be the same
I saw a story on a current affair in regard to the low Gi claim and the carb load on the body. Basically for the charisma spud to maintain its low Gi rating they need to be cooked at a boil no longer than 6 minutes or less is better. The longer they are cooked the more the starches are released and then the Gi increases.
So long as you are using them for things like short cooked chunks for salads you are probably O.K but if you want to do fluffy mash you migh be in trouble.
By the time you do the inital boil you would already be at your max or over cook time. Then if you like to cook off the water and continue cooking in the butter and cream, your cook time would be way over, starches way over and there fore no longer something you want to eat.
That is basically what the nutritionalist on the program said.
Worth a try though if you love potato. I tried but I like fluffy mash so they were no good for me. I was instant belly bloat with them. We are all different and tolerate different things. Your body will soon tell you if its not agreeable!
I would love to hear how you get on with them if you decide to give them a try. Other here might benefit from your experience too
Oh yum I do adore hassle back potatoes. Soft and buttery and crunchy all at the same time!
Did you find any noticeable effect for you?
Hard to say, my weight went up slightly but I was also constipated! I'm not sure if it's the saeurkraut or a supplement I am taking that is doing it.
has anyone else had experience with the Low Carb Potatoes? I noticed at the Central Market Saturday that the potatoes hubby picked up were labelled LC (don't think he noticed). I have done a Google and this name comes up as being sold in Coles and Woolworths have one called Spud Lite. They don't offer any real information other then Coles saying they should be cooked Al Dente but also says they are good for mashing? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
LeaIf it's meant to be it's up to me!
Garry cooks them a lot when we have a roast or something and they have roast potatoes. I have tried a little a few times now and they're quite nice, my main concern is what low carb spuds mean, does it mean they're genetically modified? I keep meaning to check but I keep forgetting as potatoes are not something I really think about.
Just found this:
This medium-sized potato represents all the great things about Australian produce. It is grown locally and occurs naturally, without any fancy experiments or 'accidents' in the lab. In fact, the only time Carisma saw a lab was as part of regular testing to check the quality and health of produce before it makes it to our tables and stomachs.
It was here, through routine testing, that scientists discovered Carisma was different. It contained all the goodness of a regular potato - being naturally grown, here in Australia - but also boasted
a low GI rating.
Check out my previous post about Carisma potatoes above.