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Are vegetable chips healthier than regular chips?

  1. Vegetable chips are no healthier for you than regular chips. Both types contain a lot of calories and salt. Both are not included in the Wheel of Five.

What is it made of?

  1. In general, the "normal" natural potato chips consist of potatoes, sunflower oil and salt and vegetable chips of vegetables, sunflower oil and salt.

What about fat in vegetable chips?

  1. Vegetable chips contain just as much fat as potato chips. When the chips are fried in sunflower oil, they are mainly unsaturated fats. These fats are good for your heart and blood vessels. But chips do contain a lot of fat, and therefore you get a lot of calories. About a third of potato chips are fat. There are approximately 500 kilocalories per 100 grams in vegetable or potato chips. So you quickly get too many calories with chips. In comparison: with 100 grams of boiled potato you get 80 calories. With 100 grams of boiled beetroot you get 30 kilocalories.

  1. What about salt in vegetable chips? Just like in regular chips, vegetable chips contain a lot of salt, about 1.25 grams per 100 grams. The advice is to consume a maximum of 6 grams per day. Most people in the Netherlands already consume too much salt. Too much salt can increase blood pressure.

  1. But you still get vitamins and fiber? We don't know how many vitamins are in vegetable chips. During frying, some of the vitamins from vegetables are lost. We do know from potato chips that they still contain vitamins. There is also fiber in vegetable chips. But in the end you get much less vitamins and fiber per calorie than with fresh vegetables or potatoes.

What about sugar in vegetable chips?

  1. Vegetable chips naturally contain sugar. This is because beet, carrot, parsnip and sweet potato contain sugar. The product loses moisture as a result of frying. As a result, vegetable chips contain much more sugar per 100 grams than fresh vegetables.

Does vegetable chips contain acrylamide?

  1. As in potato chips, vegetable chips can also contain acrylamide. Sometimes even higher contents are found in vegetable chips. Acrylamide is a harmful substance that can arise when starchy products, such as potatoes, are heated above 120 ° C. It is good to get as little of it as possible. In general, the lighter the color of the chips, the less acrylamide it contains.

Tips for healthier snacks

  1. If you want to snack on healthy vegetables, then candy vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumber, and carrot remain the healthiest option. See how to make a nice dip with that and other tips for healthy snacks

Kun can you say that one product is healthy?

  1. You can cannot actually say whether it is healthy for one product. It hangs there always wonder how much or how often you eat or drink it. So we can say whether a product fits into a healthy diet. Read more

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