With consumer demand increasing for plant-based menu options, now is the time to put more spuds on your menu. Potatoes are a staple in nearly every cultural cuisine, so they’re uniquely suited to deliver today’s most craved global flavours, says Potatoes USA in this article prepared by Caterer Middle East staff.
Being naturally fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium, this makes potatoes the perfect product for a healthy diet. Potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium, making them nutrient-dense vegetables.
While many people extoll the virtues of bananas at providing potassium, the fact is a medium-sized skin-on potato has more potassium (620mg) than a medium-sized banana (422mg). Almost 50% more in fact!
Potatoes are the kind of complex carbohydrates that dieticians recommend and provide 9% of your recommended daily value per serving. Even with all this nutritional goodness, one medium skin-on potato is only 110 calories per serving, which also makes them ideal for consumers watching their weight.
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Photo: Potato cannoli is a tasty, gluten-free recipe idea.
Note: Potatoes USA, the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States, has recently opened a regional office in Dubai. Find them on LinkedIn at Potatoes USA in the GCC. We can provide trend, ideas, recipes, and collaborations with chefs to help you tap into the profit power of U.S. potatoes.