You possible know lechon — a roasted pig with its signature crispy, amber-colored pores and skin hiding juicy layers of meat beneath that’s a staple at Filipino fiestas and vacation tables. Properly, how do you are feeling about this festive favourite being repurposed as emergency meals for calamities?
The Division of Science and Know-how (DOST) regarded into simply that after launching a sequence of meals improvements that goals to assist micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) homeowners reroute their product choices amid the pandemic.
Lechoneros (lechon sellers) could have loved hefty enterprise alternatives over the Christmas season, however have skilled an extra of meals waste particularly after the vacations.
The DOST, by their CRADLE (Collaborative Analysis and Growth to Leverage Philippine Economic system) Program, labored with the Jap Visayas State College to develop extra lechon into shelf-stable merchandise to develop their market and probably distribute them in occasions of calamities.
The emergency lechon dish, alongside different breakthroughs, was introduced at a meals expertise symposium known as “DOST-CRADLE Science Kusina (Kitchen),” attended by universities and people within the meals sector.
The symposium showcased different breakthrough applied sciences, together with deriving extra vitamins from pineapples, regionally formulated vegan sausages, and attainable well being and diet advantages from marine species.