- The fat content of hot chips depends on both the thickness and the cut of the chips.
- Thick-cut chips (>12mm) absorb less fat than thin-cut chips.
- The Ministry of Health recommends adults eat about 60g fat each day.
Surveys (2007, 2008)
Results for New Zealand fastfood outlets:
|Chip Type / Size||Average Total Fat Content g/100g|
|Straight cut 6-7mm (shoestring)||15.37|
|Crinkle cut 13mm||12.31|
|Straight cut 10mm||11.30|
|Straight cut 13mm||9.99|
An average portion of chips contained 48g of fat; this is about 80% of the amount of fat adults are recommended to eat each day.
Use thick straight cut chips, at least 13 mm