Potatoes USAPotatoes USA has recently launched its “Real Food, Real Performance 2019” campaign at Menara KL (KL Tower). Besides highlighting education on performance nutrition, Potatoes USA will also collaborate with several athletes for 2019/2020 and participate in various performance-related athletic events including the Yayasan TM Tower Run. Potatoes USA has been working closely with a community of recognized athletes in the U.S. as well as various countries in Asia like Japan, South Korea, China and now Malaysia.
Why You Should Consume U.S. Potatoes
Powerful Nutritional ValuesU.S. potatoes are an excellent source of carbohydrates. They are rich in vitamin B6 and C, potassium, folate, fibre and antioxidants. Nutrition in one medium potato (5.3 ounces)
- 620 milligrams of Potassium: With more potassium than a medium-size banana, potatoes are perfect for aiding muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events.
- 26 grams of Carbohydrate – Potatoes provide nutrient-dense quality carbohydrate, important for optimal physical and mental performance as the primary fuel for your brain and a key source of energy for muscles
- 110 Calories for Energy: More energy-dense than any other popular vegetables, potatoes are a good choice to fuel the demands of racing a marathon
Increase PerformanceResearch conducted has verified that potatoes are natural, functional, energy-packed foods with healthy goodness for sportsmen, and every day consumers to perform at their best. Potatoes are a good choice to fuel the demands of competition. They are extremely versatile and filling, making it a convenient source for athletes. Insufficient carbohydrates consumed will cause performance to suffer. Sport science expert recommends that the daily carbohydrate intake for athletes range from 6-10 g/kg body weight.
Easily DigestiblePotatoes are easily digestible and more energy dense than any other popular vegetables.
High QualityU.S. potatoes are recognized for its high quality and consistency. This is due to the ideal growing temperatures, rich soil, state-of-the-art processing and generations of expertise in growing them. All these factors made U.S. potatoes the finest in the world. Stringent U.S. industry standards that meet Food and Drug Administration and USDA specifications ensure US Potatoes are safe to consume and are of high quality.
Cost EfficientA serving of potatoes (5.3 ounces) will only cost you around RM1.50. In fact, potatoes have the highest score per ringgit on providing potassium, fibre, protein, vitamins C and E, calcium, iron and magnesium, beating out other vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots. U.S. potatoes can provide key nutrients at the most value-for-money price.
U.S. Potato Power Frittata with Spinach
Frittatas are easy to prepare and super versatile! They make a well-balanced meal, keeping you on your feet for the rest of the day!
Servings 8 people
- 350 g U.S. Russet Potato
- 6 Egg Whole
- 50 g Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Onion Cubes
- 65 g Baby Spinach
- ½ Red Capsicum Cubes
- 45 g Milk
- 30 g Butter
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 5 g Salt
- 3 g Black Pepper
- Peel and cut the fresh U.S. Russet potatoes into small cubes. Boil in boiling water for 10 - 15 mins depending on size.
- In a non-stick saucepan, sauté spinach, onion, red capsicum and boiled potatoes in butter, and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper over medium heat. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine egg, parmesan cheese, milk and seasonings. Stir to mix.
- Add in the sautéed vegetables to the large bowl. Stir to mix.
- Pour the mixture into a greased 10-inch pan over medium heat. Stir lightly with a fork until almost set. Cover for 3-4 mins on medium heat to allow mixture to cook through.
- Remove from heat and serve.
There are 7 main potato types that can be found at most major grocery stores. They are Russets, Petites, Fingerlings, Reds, Yellows, Purples/Blues and Whites. For more performance enhancing potato recipes, check out the following website: https://www.potatogoodness.com/recipe-category/performance/
Fusion U.S. Potato Gratin
Enjoy a warm and hearty bowl of curried potatoes after your workout. This is a great recovery meal that comes with a hit of potassium!
Servings 4 people
- 500 g Fresh U.S. Russet Potato
- 60 g Whipping Cream
- 45 g Parmesan Cheese Shredded
- 45 g Mozzarella Cheese Shredded
- 1 clove Garlic Minced
- 3 g Curry Leaves
- 5 g Salt
- 3 g Black Pepper
- 20 g Curry Powder
- Preheat oven to 190°C.
- Wash and peel the fresh U.S. Russet potatoes. With a slicer, slice the potatoes very thinly and place them in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the whipping cream, milk, cheese and seasonings. Mix with a whisk.
- Pour the liquid onto the thinly sliced potatoes and toss well.
- Pour the potato mixture into 4 ramekins and put a dollop of butter on top. Cover the ramekins with aluminium foil.
- Place the ramekins on a sheet pan and bake for 20 mins.
- After 20 mins, remove the foil from the ramekins and bake for another 10 - 15 mins until potatoes are cooked with a golden brown top.