Philippine Barangay Nutrition Scholars Learn About U.S. PulsesDecember 20, 2019
A series of four workshops, “U.S. Pulses: Fundamental Cooking Techniques”, was held in Davao this fall and over one hundred and twenty BNS and Registered Nutrition Dietitians attended. Participants had an opportunity to taste different types of U.S. dry beans, observe a cooking demonstration of U.S. pulse-based dishes, and prepare a local recipe that involved U.S. dry beans. Following the workshops, the BNS took part in a recipe development competition featuring U.S. dry beans. Forty-six recipes were submitted and 15 of these were selected for a cookbook, “Homestyle Recipes with U.S. Pulses”, and a series of recipe videos. Production of the cookbook and videos has already begun and distribution is planned to Nutritionists, Dietitians, and BNS throughout Davao and other areas of the Philippines.