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Potatoes a good choice for gluten-free

May 14, 2011 at 5:26 PM

DENVER, May 14 (UPI) -- Most U.S. adults don't know potatoes are an excellent choice for those seeking gluten-free foods, a gluten-free cooking expert says.

Jen Cafferty, founder of the Gluten-Free Cooking Expo and president of Gluten-Free Life with Jen, says the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness says an estimated 3 million Americans suffer from side effects associated with eating foods containing gluten.

To make it easier, Cafferty reviewed the United States Potato Board's database of 80 gluten-free potato recipes and provided tips for eating gluten-free.

The recipes, several from ethnic cuisines and many that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, are at the Web site: www.potatogoodness.com.

"Potatoes are a great choice for people who otherwise have to cut carbs out of their diet," Cafferty says in a statement. "Potatoes are a gluten-free dieter's dream. They are fresh, natural and versatile, plus you know your whole family will enjoy them."

One medium-size, skin-on potato contains 110 calories per serving, had more potassium than a banana, provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol, Cafferty says.

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