What are instant mashed potatoes?

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Instant mashed potatoes are potatoes that have been through an industrial process of cooking, mashing and dehydrating to yield a packaged convenience food that can be reconstituted in the home in seconds by adding hot water or milk, producing a close approximation of mashed potatoes with very little expenditure of time and effort. Apart from plain mashed potato, they are available in many different flavors, such as onion, chive, garlic, and butter. Instant mashed potatoes are occasionally packaged with instant gravy.

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Instant Mashed Potatoes - Nutrition
... 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 vitamins ... One hundred grams of unenriched instant mashed potatoes provides 11% of the Dietary Reference Intake of vitamin C, compared to 18% provided by the fresh potato version ...

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