Seaweed tastes like bacon

OREGON, United States of America, July 21 (Eagle News) – A group from the Oregon State University discovered a new type of seaweed that is not only full of nutrients and antioxidants but also has a taste that is similar to bacon. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Why go gluten-free?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 21) – Many consumers are unaware of what gluten is. Gluten is a kind of protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Generally, eating gluten is not a problem unless you have celiac disease – a type of autoimmune disease of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people. Eating gluten causes sufferers of celiac disease to be affected by symptoms which include digestive discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, […]

Learn your chopsticks etiquette!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 20) – With the popularity of Asian dishes like Korean, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, many Filipinos are going out of their way to learn how to use chopsticks so that their appreciation of said cuisines could be considered as a complete experience. Learning how to use chopsticks is hard, but with practice and diligence, one can be an expert in just a short time. Chopsticks originated from China, […]

Food Security, a worry in green tourism

JULY 17 — Fast pace, fast technologies, fast foods. Five out of ten Filipinos are eating in quick-service restaurants. With so many eateries offering a wide variety of fast foods and drinks in any street corner, the time has come to ask: How safe is the food Filipinos on the go are eating and drinking? Hand in hand with the boom and growing importance of the food and beverage industry, 47% share of the country’s […]

Eat-all-you-can hacks!

QUEZON City, Philippines – (Eagle News Service, July 15) – There is a marked increase in the number of eat-all-you-can places, capitalizing on the Filipinos’ innate love for food. These places are always jam-packed, with long lines waiting patiently for their chance to eat as much as they can. To help you maximize your ultimate pig-out experience, here are some useful hacks that you can try: First, look around. As already said earlier, there are […]

Taho: A cup full of memories and benefits

Taho is one of the best snack foods in the Philippines.  Decades have passed, but the craving for this food has not vanished in our culture and still has been enjoyed by every “Juan”. This signature snack food can be found all over the country. Taho is not only good for our health, but is budget-friendly too. With just five pesos, you can enjoy the sweetness, tastiness, and its exquisite flavor. The word taho is […]

Colorless coffee could save teeth enamel, says entrepreneur

JULY 1 (Reuters) — A Slovakian entrepreneur thinks he has hit on the next big trend in the beverage market: colorless coffee. David Nagy, from eastern Slovakia, is hoping to tempt consumers worried about staining their teeth but who cannot bring themselves to give up the taste and smell of a traditional coffee. “I got the idea [to make the clear coffee] two years ago and the reason was to eliminate the color which stains […]

More than kimchi: Korean food facts

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 30) – In a previous article, we shared with you the health benefits of Korea’s national dish – kimchi. But Korean cuisine is much more than kimchi. So pick up your chopsticks and take a bite of this fun-sized Korean food facts! 1. Korea is the largest consumer of garlic, which is used in almost every appetizer, soup, entree and side dish. 2. Koreans start their meal with […]

Beyond Sushi: Learn more about Japanese food

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 29) – When we hear Japanese food, the first thing that comes to mind is sushi! This dish, mainly composed of raw fish, had indelibly marked our perception of Japanese cuisine. But going beyond sushi, there’s a lot more to discover about Japanese food. From takoyaki to sashimi, from tempura to ramen, don’t be afraid to try out these amazing Japanese dishes. Here are some fun facts about […]

Kimchi is good for you

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 26) – Along with those addictive Korean dramas and K-Pop, Korean food have also gained a foothold in the Philippines with many Korean restaurants and food establishments opening left and right. Even if you are not into Korean food, you must be familiar with kimchi – a mainstay in the Korean cuisine. It is the national food of Korea. It is so ubiquitous and definitely a part of […]

Reasons why you should drink apple cider vinegar

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 25) – Made from fermented juice of crushed apples, apple cider vinegar is making waves among health enthusiasts for its many benefits. Many swear by its multiple benefits, which ranges from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms. And what’s bettter, many of the benefits of apple cider vinegar is backed by science. Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid which has many potent biological benefits. Acetic acid […]

DA beefs up control of cassava witches’ broom disease

JUNE 25 — The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), has intensified measures to control the spread of witches’ broom disease, which could endanger the country’s growing cassava industry if not proactively addressed. A bacteria-like organism called phytoplasma causes the witches’ broom disease.[1] The disease reduces cassava root starch content, hence reducing yield value and farmers’ income. Symptoms not noticeable The BPI said that the witches’ broom disease is systemic […]