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1 For more information contact: Meredith Myers United States Potato Board 506-7175 Gluten-Free Goodness!

2 2 Potatoes: A Favorite Gluten Free Comfort Food Potatoes, naturally gluten-free, are one of the worlds most versatile comfort foods. Foundational in wide range of international and all-American cuisine, potatoes are the perfect blank canvas for a variety of ethic flavors. This is good news for your shoppers who must eat gluten-free, as they crave the taste and texture of foods now taboo in their diet. When good health depends on eating gluten- free, potatoes can help reinvent much-loved meals and create new healthy meal traditions. Fresh and unprocessed, potatoes add great taste, good nutrition and one more vegetable to mealtime. One medium-sized potato (5.3 oz) with skin has:good nutrition More potassium than a banana (620 mg) Nearly half your daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) 10% DV of vitamin B6 No fat, sodium, or cholesterol Trace amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc Explore the following pages for consumer-messages, recipes, photography and inspiration to help your shoppers enjoy their gluten-free lifestyle.

3 3 Potatoes as planks Potatoes make a surprising substitution for pizza crust and bread. Top grilled or roasted potato planks with your favorite pizza toppings. Add an ethnic flair by topping those planks with a corn and bean salsa, a Mediterranean feta, olive and tomato mixture, or traditional bruschetta toppings. Infuse your potatoes with bold and delicious Italian seasonings. Grilled or stacked, each mouthful has a savory and crispy crust with a naturally fluffy filling. Potato Bruschetta Festive Potato Tapas Pesto Parmesan Potato Stackers Grilled Potato Planks

4 4 Stuffed Spuds Potatoes are a perfect foods to stuff with your favorite fillings like chili, spaghetti sauce and meatballs, even fajita fixings. Try these ideas for a main dish or a fun new appetizer. Potatoes Florentine Little Red and Green Appetizers Crab Filled Potato Bites Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins (Recipe by Produce for Better Health) Quick & Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes Plus Four exciting variations

5 5 Global Potato Favorites Quick & Healthy Potato Lasagna Baked Potato Nachos Deep Dish Potato Torta Bombay Chicken Curry Embrace the gluten-free, global cuisine potatoes star in. Quick & Healthy Greek Potato Salad

6 6 Fries, fries, fries! Craving fries? Introducing a fresh, healthy and gluten-free version for this family favorite. Family-favorite Baked Fries Grilled Potato Dippers Quick & Healthy Baked Fries Ready in 15 minutes!

7 7 More on Eating Gluten Free… According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, an estimated 3 million Americans suffer from side effects associated to eating foods that contain gluten. To make it easier, we created a new gluten-free recipe collection on our website, Foundation for Celiac Awareness The USPB partnered with Jen Cafferty, founder of the Gluten-Free Cooking Expo and President of Gluten- Free Life with Jen, to review the USPBs database of potato recipes and to provide tips for eating gluten-free.Jen Cafferty Potatoes are a great choice for people who otherwise have to cut carbs out of their diet, adds Jen Cafferty. Potatoes are a gluten-free dieters dream. They are fresh, natural and versatile, plus you know youre whole family will enjoy them. Jen Caffertys Top Three Tips for Eating Gluten-Free 1.Stick to eating "real food." Avoid processed foods and learn how to prepare your own meals using fresh ingredients that are naturally gluten-free, like potatoes, which can serve as a substitute for foods that gluten- free eaters often crave, like pasta and bread. 2.Incorporate whole grains, like quinoa and nutrient-dense vegetables, like potatoes, spinach and broccoli, into your diet on a regular basis to ensure you are getting proper nutrients and maintaining a balanced diet. 3.Dont automatically assume that foods like pizza and lasagna are off-limits. You can find gluten-free pizza dough options available in many supermarkets and its easy to make using gluten-free flour. And you wont even miss the noodles in the USPBs Gluten-Free Potato Lasagna recipe.

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