A recent survey shows that 58 percent of consumers in the Philippines made major changes to their diet during the pandemic.
“Filipino consumers are eating better,” said Mary Ann Sayoc, Public Affairs lead for East-West Seed (EWS).
Among those polled, 53 percent said they have started eating more fruits and vegetables while 43 percent ate more plant-based food.
“Around the world, the pandemic has brought significant and positive changes to diets and nutrition. It is gratifying to see that we are doing the same here. By consuming more fruits and vegetables, we are making significant improvements to our health and well-being for generations to come,” Sayoc added.
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF East-West Seed
To raise awareness of the health benefits gained when consumers eat more fruits and vegetables in their daily diets, EWS Philippines is now accepting recipe entries for its International Year of Fruits and Vegetables Recipe contest.
The call for recipes will allow home chefs to create healthy new meals that could be loved across the country or update those long-time favorite dishes with a more nutritious spin.
There are five categories in which consumers can submit recipes: Appetizer, main course, side dish, dessert and new traditions (traditional recipes that consumers have made healthier by creatively replacing or adding ingredients).
Crispy Spicy Salad.
Each recipe must feature one or more locally grown vegetables or fruits. There will be no set limit to the number of entries an individual can submit per category.
One winner will be awarded per category. Each will receive P10,000. The winning recipe will be published in EWS’ special edition digital cookbook.
The deadline for recipe entries is on 22 October at 6 p.m. (GMT+8).
To submit an entry, visit www.eastwestseed.recipes or ph.eastwestseed.com.
Credit belongs to : www.tribune.net.ph