French Fries

french fries

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French fries or chips, fries, finger chips, or French-fried potatoes are batons of deep-fried potato (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

People who suffer allergic reactions shortly after eating potatoes should take note of their symptoms and pursue a diagnosis for safety reasons. Food allergy symptoms mimic signs of cold or flu but can lead to deadly anaphylactic shock. While many children outgrow potato allergies, adults who develop them risk allergic reactions for life. As the Mayo Clinic reports, having allergies increases the chance of developing other allergies. Individuals who are allergic to birch pollen or latex, in particular, have an especially increased risk for potato allergies (Clarke, 2011).

Common Uses:

French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and generally eaten as an accompaniment with lunch or dinner, or eaten as a snack, and they are a common fixture of fast food. French fries are generally salted and, in their simplest and most common form, are served with ketchup (Wikipedia, nd).

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 serving medium (117 g)

Calories 365
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17 g 26%
Saturated fat 2.7 g 13%
Polyunsaturated fat 6 g
Monounsaturated fat 7 g
Trans fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 246 mg 10%
Potassium 677 mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 48 g 16%
Dietary fiber 4.4 g 17%
Sugar 0.4 g
Protein 4 g 8%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 10%

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