A new and reformulated version of the famous nutribun in the 70s is now available in the City of Gentle People.
Developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-FNRI), the new nutribun is packed with more vitamins and minerals to meet the recommended daily nutrition intake (RNI) of Filipinos especially children.
Dubbed as “Enhanced Nutribun”, 1 serving of the bread is 160grams. It contains 32kcal, 7g of dietary fiber and 88g carbohydrates. It has 18g protein, 264mg of calcium, 6mg of iron, 461mg of potassium, 123mcg of iodine, 2mg zinc and 223mcg vitamin A which is 59%, 40%, 60%, 30%, 100%, 30% and 60% of RNI for children aged 6-9 years old, respectively.
The enhanced nutribun was virtually launched in July 29, 2020 by DOST-FNRI via Zoom. Compared to its predecessor nutribun in the 70s, the new and enhanced nutribun is more delicious, more nutritious, and has better texture.
Saint’s Baked Delights located in Lower Batinguel, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental is the official technology licensee of the enhanced nutribun in the province. After submitting all documentary requirements and after passing the virtual site inspection by DOST-FNRI, the firm along with other bakeries and bread manufacturing plants in the country underwent a virtual training on how to bake the enhanced nurtibun on October 22-23, 2020.
The bakery is also a client of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program of DOST Negros Oriental.
According to DOST Negros Oriental Provincial S&T Director Atty. Gilbert Arbon, the enhanced nutribun is expected to help the government fight malnutrition. (by Engr. Reinhold Jek Y. Abing – SRS II, DOST Negros Oriental)