Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/12

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Subject: [Leica] [OM] Risotto/paella/food
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:52:41 -0400
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How hard is it to boil and mash potatoes!!  Read the ingredients and decide
for yourself:  Instant mashed potatoes have substantially more sodium than
fresh potatoes, and much less dietary fibre. In other respects they are
similar to mashed fresh potatoes in their nutritional qualities, about
two-thirds starch <> by dry weight, with
smaller amounts of protein <>, dietary
fiber <>, and
The largest difference is the loss of vitamin
although some products may be enriched to compensate. One hundred grams of
unenriched instant mashed potatoes provides 11%
the Dietary Reference
Intake<> of
vitamin C, compared to 18%
by the fresh potato version.


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM, Paul Braun <pbraun42 at> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Andrew Fildes <afildes at
> >wrote:
> >  The result was an oil sodden object that was crisp on the outside and
> > with a doughy paste on the inside. Genuinely nasty, but the machines sold
> > well of course. The product met all the commercial criteria - easy to
> use;
> > uniform product size, shape and 'quality'; predictable and controllable
> > cost. The fact that they were near inedible seems to have been
> irrelevant.
> > I have avoided such products assiduously ever since.
> >
> Actually, quality instant mashed potatoes, properly prepared, are rather
> tasty.  And when you don't have time to peel, boil, cool, mash and whip up
> a batch of unprocessed spuds, they are more than acceptable.
> --
> Paul Braun
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