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Bottled Tuyo

I had a conversation with a good friend yesterday and our discussion zeroed in on Filipino foods, our lowly tuyo or dried fish. It came to me as a surprise that for a long time their family had been exporting bottled tuyo particularly to US based Pinoys. I think to many of our OFW who longs for the taste of local food, this could be a good treat for them. It is a known fact that in many parts of the globe, the smell of tuyo is repugnant to foreigners, so I think the best way to savor tuyo is to try my friend's "spicy tuyo". I already tried a sample product and its taste good eaten with a fried garlic rice. Anyone interested can just post a comment or can send me email.

Kudos to CSC

Its great that Catanduanes State Colleges took the challenge of spearheading the research and development of abaca. This natural fiber has been the source of livelihood of many of our poor farmers for decades. In fact, this breakthrough could make our province elevate its position as one of the major producers of processed abaca instead of raw materials.

A Fresh Look At Siling Labuyo

Siling labuyo (Capsicum frutescens) has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cataract, and macular degeneration. This was stressed by Dr. Evelyn B. Rodriguez, professor from the Institute of Chemistry at the University of the Los Baños (UPLB) in a seminar on indigenous plants for health and wellness at the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) during its 19th National Research Symposium and in celebration of the 8th National Agriculture and Fisheries R&D Week. Also known as the chili pepper, siling labuyo is among the indigenous plants that the Department of Agriculture (DA) promotes through the "Indigenous Plants for Health and Wellness RDE Program” of BAR. The said program aims to promote and highlight the importance of indigenous plants and its products. The fruit of siling-labuyo is a popularly used as a spicy and chili condiment while its leaves are usually consumed as vegetables. In medicinal terms, the labuyo fruit was earlier utiliz…