|By pinoyfarmer | March 14, 2011|
TUBOD and Sultan Naga Dimaporo farmers underwent one-day training at the Lanao Aquamarine Fisheries Center for Community Development (Lafccod) office in Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte.
Tubod, Lanao del Norte Coconut sugar production has been found to be a viable source of income for coconut farmers aside from the natural and nutritional value coconut sugar contain.
Based on market research and feasibility studies conducted, the demand for coco sugar is high and finished products are purchased at P115.00 per kilo.
By the product’s market potential, the Provincial Cooperative Office Golden Arrow Vision of Life Foundation Inc. Executive Director Leah Yap and Lafccod advocate coco sugar production to farmers and other residents as well those interested in venturing into business as alternative livelihood.
Coco sugar is beneficial to the health conscious and diabetics because it is discovered to be the best substitute for sweeteners, it contains essential vitamins and amino acids as well as macro and micronutrients.
The raw coconut sugar granules are dark brown in color like the moscuvado sugar from sugarcane.
Source: Sun Star