Will Eating Too Many Famous Idaho Potatoes Kill You?
Let's face it even though Idaho exports more onions than potatoes our fair state is known for our "famous Idaho potatoes". Yes, Idaho based Simplot has 5 plants that supply McDonald's French fries and yes there was a tweet put out by Web Md saying that "people who ate French fries or hash browns 2 to 3 times a week were more likely to die early, according to a study"
If you eat French fries and other fried potatoes two to three times per week, will you die early? Is their any validity to this claim? According to a ktvb verified report:
"In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned manufacturers from adding artificial trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), to foods in the United States. Dr. Kantha Shelke a Food Scientist, founder of Corvus Blue LLC and professor of food safety regulations at Johns Hopkins University says because of this ban, “people do not have to worry about the negative implications of a helping or two of French fries.”
Obviously moderation is recommended but the bottom line is that our "famous Idaho potatoes" will not make you more likely to die early. Enjoy.