Tagged: BAR

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...

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...

05
Feb
2020

Violet sweetness: Ubi’s full potentials uncovered

In the provinces, “ubi” or purple yam is consumed as boiled root crop and as an ingredient to local dishes and sweets. Today, this root crop is also gaining popularity as flavoring and ingredient to a wide array of food products – from ice cream to cakes to candies to...

pinoy fruits
25
Jan
2020

Promoting the less-known, phytochemical-rich Pinoy fruits

Most young people nowadays are familiar with apples, grapes, plums, peaches, cherries, or pears. These are fruits that the Philippines imports from other countries because they only grow in cold climates. Meanwhile, indigenous fruits like anang, sapote, yambo, sapinit, katmon, kalumpit, lipote, binukaw, or paratungon are often given the boggled...

09
Oct
2019

Project on Quail Raising Shows Promising Results

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) funded a project on quail production titled, “The Economics and Impact Evaluation of Quail Raising”, a 24-month undertaking conceptualized by the Bureau of Animal Industry-National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center (BAI-NSPRDC) based in Tiaong, Quezon. Image: BAR

sweet sorghum
24
Aug
2019

Growing Sweet Sorghum

Growing Sweet Sorghum. Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) is a plant that looks a lot like corn but with the grain on top rather than to the side. Sweet sorghum is being promoted as major source of bioethanol for addressing the energy problem in the country but it goes beyond that as it also provides human food, livestock feed and forage, and organic fertilizer. Hence, the 4Fs in sweet sorghum production: Fuel, Food, Feed/Forage, Fertilizer.

spice-cured tinapa
19
Aug
2019

Spice-Cured Tinapa

Spice-Cured Tinapa, How to make Tinapa, Tinapa Making. Smoked fish locally known as tinapa is very popular & has become part of the Filipino meal, especially during breakfast.

15
May
2016

Potential food products from “Batanes berries” explored

Batanes is not only visually known for its picturesque landscapes of verdant rolling hills and lush mountains, its iconic stone houses, its raw climate, and its unique cultural heritage. Batanes is also home to an indigenous tree, Arius (Podocarpus costalis), which the lvatans referred to as “Batanes pines”. The tree,...

17
Feb
2015

Abalone: Don’t judge the snail by the shell

Gone are the days when blue whales, great white sharks and bottlenose dolphins dominate the seas. For the longest time, these majestic sea creatures were the focus of human interest. But the tides of change have washed other equally interesting species ashore – one of them, is the abalone. Albeit...