Why Frozen US Potatoes are Part of our Weekly Grocery
Ever since I first posted about US Potatoes here, it’s been a part of our weekly grocery shopping. They are so versatile that I use them in so many different ways/dishes. My boys love them!
US potatoes are nutritious and so easy to cook. They’re one of the quickest things to prepare when I have no time and everyone is hungry.
Here are some of the benefits in consuming US Potatoes:
- Excellent source of vitamin C
- Good source of potassium (more than a banana)
- Rich in vitamin B6
- Naturally fat, sodium and cholesterol-free
- Contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity
- A medium-sized potato only contains 110 calories
There are actually different kinds of US Potatoes, but the easiest to find in leading supermarkets are the US Frozen Potatoes which come in different varieties.
You can find US Potatoes in the following Supermarket- http://bit.ly/2v3Wc9u
There are different brand names that carry US Potatoes, these are:
Food Service Pack
American Maple Leaf
To make sure that you’ll be getting real US Potatoes, look at this mark in the packaging
On the other hand, if you think the pack is too large, there are supermarkets that offer per gram or “tingi”. My friend Bernadette of The Misis Chronicles saw it in SM Supermarket in Makati.
Some of the cuts available are frozen half shells, wedges, slices, straight cuts, crinkle cuts, loop/curly or popularly known as twister fries, lattice/basket weave, tater tots, and hash browns.
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 flavors and nutrients of fresh potatoes. To ensure food safety, every U.S. potato processor meets stringent requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The quality of the final frozen product is further assured by government standards. The United States is the only country in the world with mandatory USDA Grading Standards for frozen potatoes.
Here’s one dish that we love. Instead of the usual nachos, I used regular cut fries , fried them and just added sautéed ground beef and shredded cabbage.
Since I don’t have grated cheese, I tried cheese spread instead.
I would also like to try their dehydrated potatoes but I don’t frequent bake shops where they can be found. Oh by the way, with the dehydrated potatoes you are still getting real potatoes, just with the water removed. U.S. dehydrated potato products deliver all the flavor, nutrition and versatility of potatoes in a more convenient package – and are the perfect ingredient for everything from soups and salads to main dishes and desserts.
Available US dehydrated potato products in the Philippines are the US standard potato flakes which are perfect for baking or creating mashed potatoes.
To learn more about US Potatoes, follow their Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/PotatoesUSAPhilippines/