‘Kamote’ cookbook promotes good health, get extra income PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:28

By JELL E. GUZAMAN

Promoting good health and having an extra income are now made easy as the Ladies Club of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is set to launch a cookbook featuring one of the nutritious vegetable, kamote (sweet potato).

According to Concepcion Oban, wife of AFP chief General Eduardo Oban and currently head of the AFP Officers’ Ladies Club, said the kamote-inspired cookbook will not only advocate a healthy lifestyle using kamote as an ingredient to some of the most loved Filipino dishes, but also help others earn extra income especially military dependents.

“I am praying for the success of this cookbook foremost, because we believe in its advocacy. It will be our vehicle for our information campaign about kamote. It is good for us, good for our health, good for our country,” said Oban.

She added that they are targeting to launch the cookbook in November, saying that it can also be a perfect gift this Christmas.

Kamote is one of the most consumed root crops in the country. It is rich in dietary fiber, helps lower the risk of constipation, diverticulitis, as well as colon and rectal cancer.

This vegetable has also been found helpful in minimizing the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

Earlier this week, the AFP Ladies Club also celebrated Camote Festival with the planting and cook-off activities in partnership with Mama Sita Foundation.
Oban also said that all entries submitted during the cook-off will be included in the cookbook.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the educational needs of AFP enlisted personnel’s children. — PIA