LOOK: Enhanced nutribun introduced to public

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 19) — The Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) has introduced an "enhanced nutribun" (E-Nutribun), a new variation of the well-known bread from the 1970s.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, the R&D and International Linkages Program Management Center of DOST Regional Office 1 said the FNRI is conducting a research to make the E-Nutribun.

Nutribun was developed by the United States Agency for International Development in the 1970s to overcome malnutrition in the Philippines. These were distributed for the feeding program in schools.

Now, the FNRI comes up with new flavors for the E-Nutribun: orange and purple sweetpotato. The FNRI said the E-Nutribun does not contain artificial coloring and flavoring to ensure its healthy quality.

E-Nutribun weighs 165 grams and contains 502 calories, 17 grams of protein, 6 milligrams of iron and 384 micrograms of vitamin A, which is 96% of the recommended dietary intake.

Those interested to adopt the E-Nutribun technology may fill out this form.