I visited Department of Agriculture’s website and saw this image as one of their rotating banner. People’s Champ and Representative Manny Pacquiao in yellow T-shirt is smiling and holding a white corn. Manny Pacquiao on peek on his boxing career is really a good endorser. I hope he retire soon while he is still very famous.
The image tells,” White Corn, The food of Filipino Champion”.
There is a “see video” link. I clicked it and it brought me to page where I can download the video. Download first before watching – a bit inconvenient for busy people like me. I was patient enough tough. Besides, the video format (flv) I got was only 4.84 MB in size.
Here is the video content:
A boy woke up early and looked at several pictures of Manny, the boxing champ. Perhaps his idol. He is living in little nipa hut surrounded by corn field. He kissed his mother and started doing his daily exercise routine – jogging and push ups.
All dream would come true by means of hard work and adequate nutrition. Department of agriculture is encouraging the public to eat bigas na puting mais (white corn rice) because of its health benefits. Rich in proteins and minerals. High in fiber that could help reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and toxins which cause colon cancer.
Corn is slower to digest thus increase blood sugar level can be avoided. Anyone will be full for longer period and will have a longer endurance.
Manny Paquiao stated, “This is the food of champion like me. Lets eat corn for a stronger and healthier body”.
These are the nutrients of white corn.
Dietary fiber = 2.7 g
Fat = 1.2 g
Folate = 46 ug
Iron = 0.5 mg
Magnesium = 37 mg
Niacin 1.7 mg
Phosphorus = 120 mg
Potassium = 270 mg
Protein 3.2 g
I uploaded the video for you! Watch!
Can a rice eating country adapt corn as staple food? Can you? I hope DA officials and Manny are going to practice what they are preaching. How can you encourage someone to eat something you do not like?
image and video are courtesy of the department of agriculture