Ashitaba to be mass man­u­fac­tured

Agriculture - - Contents -

ADELA ANG is ex­pand­ing pro­duc­tion of Ashitaba tea in the wake of growing de­mand for the bev­er­age. Her com­pany, Bis­ing Trad­ing Post, has con­tracted North­field Lab­o­ra­to­ries to mass­man­u­fac­ture Ashitaba tea in its fa­cil­i­ties in Malo­los City. North­field, headed by Evan­ge­line Ore­jola, is a rep­utable com­pany that is also man­u­fac­tur­ing dif­fer­ent well­ness prod­ucts for other com­pa­nies.

Adela who is pas­sion­ate in pop­u­lar­iz­ing the true Ashitaba, botan­i­cally known as An­gel­ica keiski, is a can­cer sur­vivor who would like to help peo­ple who want to keep a healthy body by par­tak­ing of the Ashitaba prod­ucts, pri­mar­ily tea and the pow­der that could be used in mak­ing pan de sal, noo­dles, juice drink and oth­ers. The fresh leaves and stalks can also be used for cook­ing as veg­etable.

Adela Ang in­tro­duced Ashitaba from Tai­wan sev­eral years back, growing the same in com­mer­cial scale in Banguet and in Ta­gay­tay where the weather is cool and con­ducive to the ro­bust growth of the plant.

Adela took time in re­search­ing the many health ben­e­fits that can be de­rived from Ashitaba and mul­ti­ply­ing the plant so other peo­ple may grow them for their own ben­e­fit. She is cur­rently in­ten­si­fy­ing pro­duc­tion of the herb in Benguet and Ta­gay­tay to make sure there is con­tin­u­ous sup­ply of raw ma­te­rial for mak­ing Ashitaba tea.

Ro­bust growth of Ashitaba in Benguet. Pro­duc­tion is be­ing in­ten­si­fied to en­sure sup­ply of raw ma­te­ri­als for mak­ing tea.

Adela Ang (seated, left) and Evan­ge­line Ore­jola of North­field Lab­o­ra­to­ries sign the con­tract for North­field to mass-man­u­fac­ture Ashitaba tea. Look­ing on are Pearl Banaag (left) and Ana Jacildo of North­field.

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