TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – After the two-day successful conduct of hands-on Training on Complementary Food Production at the Complementary Food Center, MIRAIC Compound, Linamon, personnel from the Department of Science and Technology- Food and Nutrition Research Insititute (DOST-FNRI), recently paid a courtesy visit to Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Dela Cruz Quibranza at her office on November 10, 2022.
 
The team led by Engr. Charlie e. Adona, DOST Science Research Specialist, with the coordination of the Provincial Resource Management Center (PRMC) spearheaded by Engr. Jocelyn Lontayao presented the end product they named Rice-Mongo Curls.
 
The Rice-Mongo snack food is a nutritious extruded snack food made up of rice flour and mongo flour. In the form of chips designed to visually resemble the usual “junk food chips” in the market, this method is part of their initiatives to lessen or address the malnutrition issues of the country.
 
After a thorough legal process, this product aims to target different ages, to be utilized in feeding programs, making them more accessible to children and young people alike as an alternative to the different puffed snacks.
 
Raquiza Sarip, Complementary Food Manager of the PRMC, expressed her appreciation to the DOST-FNRI for imparting their expertise and technology interventions in the form of a complete line of processing equipment for the production facility, saying, “Now we have gained enough knowledge on how to process nutritious foods like Rice-Mongo Instant Blend and Rice-Mongo Curls”. PIO-LDN