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Samar university produces immunity-boosting cookies, juice for COVID-19 frontliners


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The Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU) is doing its share in the country's battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a Facebook post, the university shared that its faculty is producing energy-boosting cookies and immunity-boosting juice, and is set to distribute them to frontliners in the next two weeks.

Faculty members are aiming to make 1,800 packs of cookies and 1,800 bottles of buko juice, which they are processing in the university's Food Processing Laboratory.

Nelissa Sudaria, program chair of the NwSSU Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and the co-proponent of the project, said that the produced cookies are rich in Vitamin A, B, and E, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The buko juice meanwhile has electrolytes and Vitamin C which are necessary in boosting the immunity of our frontliners.

Earlier, University of the Philippines food tech students created a ginger-calamansi concentrate and gave them to frontliners in hospitals in Quezon City.

—JCB, GMA News

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