Category: Agri Business

aloe vera
10
Apr
2020

Aloe Vera: Uses and Health Benefits

Aloe vera’s use can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt, where the plant was depicted on stone carvings. Known as the “plant of immortality,” aloe was presented as a burial gift to deceased pharaohs. Native to Northern Africa, Aloe vera (syn. A. barbadensis Mill., A. vulgaris Lam.) is...

aloe vera
10
Apr
2020

Aloe Vera Production Guide

Aloe (Aloe vera ) is an important and traditional medicinal plant belonging to the family Liliaceae. It is indigenous to Africa and Mediterranean countries. The species does not have any naturally occurring populations, although closely related aloes do occur in northern Africa. However,It is reported to grow wild on islands...

03
Apr
2020

When your food takes good care of you and the soil, too!

While cereals such as rice and corn are the staple food in Asia, legumes are increasing in importance as sources of nutrition for both humans and the soil. With the growing demand for food, especially rice and corn, farmers are prone to resort to monocropping, a farming practice which not...

31
Mar
2020

Corn coffee is the healthy alternative

Majority of Filipinos are coffee drinkers. The growing number of coffee shops in almost every corner of the metro has become the most evident indication that the coffee industry is a thriving business. Whether it’s a form of social activity or simply a favorite pastime, drinking coffee has become an...

20
Mar
2020

Money-making potential of cashew through value-adding technologies

Palawan is still the leading producer of cashew in the Philippines owing to the 93 percent cashew nut production. Official data obtained from Provincial Agriculturist Teresita Guian indicated that the area planted to cashew reached to 62,859 hectares as of June 2013. While Palawan’s share on nut production is high,...

17
Mar
2020

Promoting guraman, an iron-rich sea vegetable

Fresh or dried, guraman doesn’t look anywhere the word enticing or appealing. They look like slimy worms when fresh and grey wires when dried. But as looks can be deceiving, the same goes for this vegetable from the sea. Once guraman is processed, it becomes one of the most valued...

17
Mar
2020

Powderized malunggay expands uses as food ingredient

The Moringa oleifera, locally known as malunggay is a perennial vegetable tree proven to be highly nutritious with leaves, young pods and young inflorescence as the main edible parts. It is known to provide significant amounts of minerals, proteins, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and an array of medicinal benefits. The...