Southern frontliners have recently tasted research-based concoctions with nutritional value befitting the needs of them who work around the clock. The steamy weather even suggests having not only a thirst-quencher but also an immuno-booster.
CTU Barili has developed wellness blends, usually of vitamin-C rich mango and tamarind, distributed weekly within the quarantine period. Production is currently done at the campus’ Biotechnology Center.
It also boasts of its organically produced vegetables known to contain secondary metabolites that help reduce stress. Sitting in one of Cebu’s vast areas in the south, the campus grows a variety of vegetables and crops shared to the community. In this time of need, the locals may very well depend on its capability.
Meanwhile Moalboal prepared kamansi or breadnut cookies and camote or sweet potato donut as midnight snacks for some frontliners there for 14 days.
A number of health benefits can be derived from sweet potatoes. Most prominent is its abundance in antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals, while breadnuts are widely known for relieving pains. –Prof. Danny Carabio/Prof. Fenina Margallo