Our expert says:
If you eat pasta made from Durum wheat then it will also have a low-GI like a sweet potato. However standard potatoes are high-GI foods. Pasta basically only contains low-GI starch, whereas potatoes, esp if eaten in their jackets do contain some vitamin C and minerals. From an energy point of view the potato (baked in its skin) provides 456 kJ/100g and the pasta provides 590 kJ per 100g. So weigh your portions and work out how much they contribute to your energy intake.
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