can imagine how Filipinos abroad miss our native sumptuous
gastronomic delights. These include the delectable kare-kare,
pinakbet, putsero and sinigang that are uniquely Filipino.
Inspired by the Overseas
Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the world and the product niché
for the global market in mind, the Food and Nutrition Research
Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST)
and the Technology Innovation for Commercialization Program
(TECHNICOM) reformulated and standardized the recipe for the
vegetable mixes of kare-kare, pinakbet, putsero and sinigang.
Now, these canned vegetable mixes are ready-to-serve or can
be added with meat.
Acceptability and safety
of these canned products were determined through sensory evaluation
and commercial sterility test. Scale-up production for cost
analysis and shelf-life studies were also done. These products
are now open for technology transfer to interested entrepreneurs.
With these ready-to-serve
recipes to proliferate the global market, it is a home away
from home for Filipinos around the world.
For more information
about food and nutrition and technology transfer, you may
write or call: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and
Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology,
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City. Email email@example.com
Tel/Fax: 837-2934, 837-3164, 837-2071 local 2296 or visit
our website at http//www.fnri.gov.ph
FNRI Press Release for 2006