Malaybalay City bakeshop posts 55% sales increase after adopting DOST-FNRI’s e-nutribun technology – Manila Bulletin


The Department of Science and Technology-Food Nutrition and Research Institute’s (DOST-FNRI) Enhanced Nutribun (E-Nutribun) technology did wonders on the productivity and income-generating capacity of a bakeshop in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon.

Enhanced nutribun sweet potato variant (Screengrab from DOST-FNRI)

DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said the DOST-X’s “interventions” helped improve the productivity and income of Mama Nene’s Homemade Delight, which is located in Malaybalay City.

He said the bakeshop “achieved 52 percent sales increase” after adopting the DOST-FNRI’s E-Nutribun technology in September this year.

“Their pineapple-based products such as jams, vinegar, and ensaymada also contributed to the sales increase after acquiring upgraded processing equipment thru the SETUP (Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program) which they actually availed of in 2020.”

“Since the acquisition of the equipment, they recorded a 35 percent increase in productivity.”

De la Peña said 6,500 elementary students will benefit from this development.

The DOST-FNRI will soon bake the fourth variant of its E-Nutribun—the ube (purple yam) variant.

The DOST-FNRI launched on Oct. 15 its enhanced nutribun sweet potato variant in a move to address the increasing incidence of malnutrition in the country.


The launch of the kamote variant was made almost six months after the enhanced nutribun carrot variant was unveiled in April this year.

The new sweet potato E-Nutribun variant is the third eNutribun variant that was developed by DOST-FNRI after the squash and carrot variants.

Similar to the other two variants, sweet potato is an excellent source of natural fiber, energy, protein, iron, calcium, potassium, and zinc. It has zero trans-fatty acids and has no cholesterol.

The round-shaped, light yellow enhanced nutribun weighs approximately 165 grams.

One serving of enhanced nutribun sweet potato variant contains 507 kilocalories, 17 grams of protein, six milligrams of iron and 612 micrograms (ug) of vitamin A.

The development of the sweet potato variant was funded by the DOST-CAR’s Local Grants-In-Aid.

The FNRI’s first variant of nutribun is that with squash. It was launched in July 2020.

Currently, there are 151 technology adoptors of the enhanced nutribun squash variant and 101 for enhanced nutrition carrot variant nationwide.






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