Potato chips (known as chips in American, Australian and Canadian English, as well as most European languages; crisps in British and Irish English; and chippies in New Zealand English) are thin slices of potato that are deep fried or baked until crispy.
Raw materials:Crisps, however, refer to many different types of snack products in the UK and Ireland, some made from potato, but may also be made from corn, maize and tapioca.
Nutritional value:Potato chips were originally fried and seasoned without concern for trans fats, sodium, sugar, or other nutrient levels. As nutritional intake guidelines were created in various countries and the nutrition facts label became commonplace, consumers, advocacy groups, and health organizations have focused on the nutritional value of so-called junk foods, including potato chips.
Uses:Potato chips are commonly served as an appetizer, side dish, or snack.