To learn the production of Enhanced Nutribun developed by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Institute (DOST-FNRI), the Marhaba Marketing Cooperative (MMC) in Lanao del Sur, Bangsamoro region, attended and participated in the Virtual Technology Transfer Training on Enhanced Nutribun in Squash Variant.

On May 19, 22-23, 2023, the three-day comprehensive training was conducted by technical experts from DOST-FNRI. The latter introduced topics on Food Safety, 5S, Good Manufacturing Practices, and actual demonstration of making the Enhanced Nutribun in Squash variant.

With the assistance of DOST-FNRI, the MMC, which is the first enhanced nutribun adoptor in the Bangsamoro region, is expected to launch and produce the said nutritious product through the signing of a Technology Licensing Agreement (TLA) between FNRI and MMC.

MMC underwent the required assessment, such as online site assessment and document validation, and completed other requirements to produce the Enhanced Nutribun.

The DOST-FNRI’s Enhanced Nutribun, which has variants such as squash, carrots, and sweet potato, was launched on July 2020 to help curb malnutrition in the country.

The Enhanced Nutribun has more micronutrients like iron and vitamin A. The texture is softer and weighs 160- 165 grams per piece, which is easier for children to hold and bite. Each serving of Enhanced Nutribun, weighing 160-165 grams per piece, has 504 calories, 17.8 grams of protein, 6.08 milligrams of iron and 244 micrograms of vitamin A.

MOST-BARMM, through its Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program, aims to assist micro, small, and medium enterprises in adopting technology innovation in food processing through technical assistance. It is also to produce healthy and nutritious food products which will benefit children combatting malnutrition through different technology adoptions.

Furthermore, two regional MSMEs are expected to adopt DOST-FNRI’s Enhanced Nutribun Technology.


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