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The technology on enhanced nutribun can be given for free to qualified entrepreneurs who have technical capabilities to commercially produce the product. This refers to those with a GMP-compliant facility or working towards it, willing to invest in equipment and raw materials, and has a legal identity, or is a registered and taxpaying company, among others.

Are you familiar with as-is, binukaw, kamansi, and kolong-kolong? How about niyog-niyogan, paho, sampinit, pili, and bignay? You may not know them, but these are actually indigenous fruits in the Philippines which are all rich in antioxidants.

Nearly fifty years after the “nutribun” came out in the 1970’s as a part of the government’s feeding program, the current Philippine government has now developed an enhanced version of the bun to address hunger brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.