Why I’m Switching To U.S. Potatoes
A staple in every Filipino meal is rice. Yet lately, a lot are trying to avoid it or lessen their intake for health reasons, especially those who want to lose weight
However, most are suffering from grumpiness and feeling less full and lethargic because of the no-rice diet. This is because of the lack of carbs in the body. So, how do we solve this? May I suggest substituting rice with potato? Why you ask? Well, simply because potatoes are an excellent source of GOOD carbs.
If you have read my previous article on potatoes I have mentioned that potatoes also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, iron and other nutrients that help nourish the body.
It’s good to know that high-quality potatoes and potato products are now available in the Philippines. Thanks to Potatoes USA, they can now be purchased locally in three forms: fresh potatoes, frozen potatoes and dehydrated potatoes.
Table-stock Potatoes / Fresh Potatoes
Potatoes USA assures flavorful potatoes with minimal defects. All U.S. potatoes are inspected and sorted for maximum quality and consistency. The pick of the crop is sized and graded using standards of quality established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The upshot: a high-quality potato that buyers can count on for consistency and value.
Did you know that there are seven table-stock potato categories? These are russet, red, white, yellow, blue-purple, fingerling and petite.
Not all frozen potato products are created equal. Quality starts with premium U.S. grown potatoes, the result of ideal growing temperatures, rich soil and generations of grower expertise. U.S. potatoes destined for processing must meet stringent standards for high “solids” and low sugar content – just right for creating frozen potato products with a desirable appearance, taste and texture. A plentiful year-round supply of these premium potatoes guarantees a consistent supply chain.
U.S. processors use state-of-the-art technology to meet high industry standards. The finished product is instantly quick-frozen to lock in the flavor and nutrients of fresh potatoes.
Dehydrated potatoes are convenient to use and store. They are also a good value for money, with one kilo of dehydrated product making approximately five kilos when rehydrated. A long shelf life of up to two years minimizes waste and simplifies inventory management.
Switching to potatoes for a healthier diet is now easier with all these potato products now in the market. Plus there are so many ways to cook potatoes.
If you are looking for potato recipes aside from the ones I’ve already shared here visit www.potatogoodness.com/potato-recipes.
For additional information on potato nutrition and products offered by Potato USA, you may click on these links:
Stay gorgeous everyone!