Food

NNC warns public against poorly iodized salts

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, (PIA) — The National Nutrition Council (NNC) region 2 has warned the  public not to buy salts that are  sold along highways. Rhodora Maestre, nutrition program coordinator  said that  in a surprise monitoring of the Regional Bantay Asin Task Force in the salt manufacturing in Ilocos Norte, they found out that those sold along the highways are inadequately iodized. Based on  tests results, the products only contain 0.5ppm of iodine content which […]

Excessive consumption of saturated fat could raise health risks

LONDON, Sept.4 (PNA/Xinhua) — High levels of saturated fat in the blood could make an individual more prone to inflammation and tissue damage, according to a new study published Thursday by the Imperial College London (ICL). Researchers from ICL studied mice that have an unusually high level of saturated fat circulating in their blood. They find that the presence of saturated fats resulted in monocytes — a type of white blood cell — migrating into […]

Taho! Taho!

QUEZON City, Philippines (September 3) – The history of taho is not yet fully understood, but early records suggest that the delicacy is from China, adapted by Filipinos from tow hway or Douhua prior to Spanish Occupation. The Chinese were one of the most active traders with Filipinos during that era. Traditionally, taho vendors are only seen in the morning but nowadays, they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week considering you know where your local taho vendor […]

Titanic’s last luncheon menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 (USD) at auction

SEPT. 1 (Reuters) — More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship’s last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction. The luxury cruise liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York “What makes these relics so […]

Pork, potato, eggplant prices down; supply of vegetables normal—DA

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 27 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday that the prices of pork, potato and eggplant prices has dropped while the prices of fish and certain vegetables went up following the onslaught of typhoon Ineng. Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness Leandro Gazmin said that based on the price and supply monitoring conducted by the DA’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS), pork kasim is now sold at about P10/kg, lower than […]

Polish scientists develop low-calorie, low-fat pork

AUGUST 25 (Reuters) — Health-conscious pork lovers may soon be able to bring home as much bacon as they wish. Polish researchers say they have used innovative feeding and packaging methods to develop a lower fat, lower calorie pork meat that retains its quality and flavor for longer. The BIOZYWNOSC project’s “functional pork” is a collaboration between the Department of Human Nutrition and Consumer of Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Institute of Genetics […]

Onigirazu: Japanese rice sandwich

AUGUST 21(Reuters) Onigirazu, Japanese rice sandwich, is tickling American palate. San Franciscans were introduced to the new rice cuisine at J-Pop Summit earlier in August. Kenichi Kawashima, owner chef of a California-based caterer Kawashima’s Kitchen, made some 800 onigirazu for the two-day event. “Everybody knows sushi such as nigiri or rolls. So this time, I wanted to introduce a new item onigirazu,” said Kawashima. Scott Ysebert, a visitor who tasted onigirazu, also said he like […]

Philippines may face food supply shortage

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Committee on Agriculture, headed by Senator Cynthia Villar, warned against the possible food shortage in the Philippines in 2016 due farmers and fishermen migrating to Metro Manila to find more lucrative jobs. Villar added that her committee is now looking into alternative means to supplement the income of agricultural workers. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Feature: The Important Uses of Soybean

LAGAWE, Ifugao, August 14 (PIA)- – Do you know that soybean is considered one of the world’s “wonder crops” and has the potential of solving the world’s and our country’s chronic problem of food security, hunger and malnutrition? Known worldwide due to its health benefits, nutritive value, versatility and as a good source of protein, soybean has long been used not only for animal feed and industries but also served on the plates of many […]

A cup of coffee a day…

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 31) – The day never seems to start completely until you drink your first cup of coffee. And with that cup comes the needed jolt that jumpstarts our system, giving us energy to face the day. But coffee is more than just a hot morning brew. It is actually good for your health. Coffee is a good source of antioxidants. Scientists actually identified 1, 000 antioxidants that can […]

A cup of green tea a day…

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 23) – One may consider green tea as the healthiest beverage in the world. So start reaching for the teabag and hot water because a cup of green tea does a  lot of wonders to your health. Green tea is full of flavonoids and catechins, both of which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent the formation of free radicals which cause aging. These antioxidants also make green tea perfect […]

Cold water: Is it good for you?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 22) – Nothing quenches the thirst like a tall glass of ice-cold water. But before reaching for that glass, have you considered that the temperature of the what you drink actually has an effect to your body. It is important to be stay well-hydrated but you should also consider the temperature of what you are drinking. While some studies say that there is actually no difference between drinking […]