eli5: why is potato chips so high in calories but potatoes are relatively low?

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eli5: why is potato chips so high in calories but potatoes are relatively low?

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Potatoes are actually pretty high in calories too, since they are mostly comprised of starch, which is a form of sugar. Potato chips however take this starch and then fry it in oil, so you are essentially adding fat to sugar, which is going to result in a very high calorie snack.

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