Govt researchers roll out rice crackers with ‘malunggay’
RESEARCHERS from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) have found a way to turn a junk food into a nutrient-filled food, which could help reduce undernourishment in the country.
Dr. Riza A. Ramos of PhilRice’s Rice Chemistry and Food Science Division (RCFSD) and her colleagues Rosaly V. Manois and Amelia V. Morales conducted research on the acceptability, shelf-life and nutritional quality of malunggay-supplemented rice crackers.
The study earned Ramos the 2015 Gawad Saka Outstanding Agriculture Researcher award in Central Luzon.
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