Sunday, November 16, 2014

Potatoes, a Staple Around the World

Potatoes, the staple of many diets throughout the world. Potatoes are gluten free if you buy them in their natural state; which means not processed, dried/boxed or in a frozen mix and certainly you should be careful when eating in restaurants as likely they are not using 'fresh/natural state' potatoes.

Baked potatoes pack a bigger punch of nutrients than you might realize. They also supply magnesium, potassium, foliate, vitamin B-6 and vitamin C.  Potatoes have all nine amino acids, but they don’t have an adequate amount of all of them to be considered a complete protein. Like most other plant foods, potatoes are incomplete proteins. One large baked russet potato has 8 grams of protein, or 14 percent of men's and 17 percent of women's daily allowances.

Pork cutlets and roasted potatoes, a simple dish and made gluten free, using olive oil, butter and fresh dried herbs from the garden. I paid 2.25 for two juicy cutlets. If you prefer, you can pound them a bit, which I do sometimes. About 15 mins. of cooking time for the thicker cuts and only 10 for pounded.

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