Camote Eater: Pat Faylon of PCAARRD

THE previously much-maligned Camote or sweet potato is being recognized as the healthy food today, more healthy than rice. The fellow who would tell you this is no less than PCAARRD ย Executive Director Patricio S. Faylon. PCAARRD is Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development, an agency of the Department of Science and Technology.


Dr. Faylon confesses that he eats camote every day instead of rice. He says camote is so easy to cook. He just microwaves it, and in two minutes the root is cooked.

In many instances we also eat camote. We steam the sliced roots half an inch thick. Sometimes we cook it in the Turbo oven. Tastes very good.

Eating more rootcrops is one of the advocacies of the Department of Agriculture today. This could help reduce rice importation. Other rootcrops are gabi, cassava, ubi, tugui, buga, mayatbang, karot and others.
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