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The Katha Awards for Food winners




Posted on May 25, 2017


BEST BOOTH: FISHERFARMS, INC.

AS A pioneer in aquaculture products processing, Fisherfarms, Inc.’s booth in this year’s IFEX Philippines features bright and modern scenography, highlighting interesting insights on the Philippines’ seafood products, as well as conducting on-site cooking and food sampling activities. Fisher Farms has one of the country’s widest range of premium quality fresh, frozen, value-added, and completely processed seafood products. The Philippine seafood innovator is currently present in key markets such as USA, Canada, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe.

FOOD INGREDIENTS: FIERY LABUYO BARBECUE MARINADE OF MAMA SITA’S

INSTILLING innovation while keeping its century-old culinary tradition, Mama Sita’s has newly concocted the Fiery Labuyo Barbecue Marinade for lovers of spicy food fusions. Bold and fiery, the native labuyo chili pepper offers an unforgettable barbecue experience without the monosodium glutamate and other preservatives.

CONFECTIONERY, BISCUITS AND PASTRY: 85% NATULE CHOCOLATE DARK OF MALAGOS AGRI-VENTURES CORP.

DEVELOPED to cater the taste of the high-standard Japanese market, the 85% Natule Chocolate Dark is an all-organic treat enriched with coconut nectar. The product was made under Malagos Chocolate’s single-origin chocolate production or what they call the “tree to bar” process, which involves the planting, harvesting, fermenting, solar drying, roasting, and processing of the cacao beans into fine-flavored chocolates.

BEVERAGES: TURMERIC TEA WITH CALAMANSI OF MUY BIEN

TURMERIC GINGER Lemongrass is a sweetened tea drink made by the Negros Occidental-based Muy Bien Ventures Co. Inc. from turmeric, ginger, lemon grass, and calamansi. Known in the Philippines as “luyang dilaw,” turmeric has a tough brown skin and deep orange flesh. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and a very strong antioxidant.

PROCESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLE: PUSO NG SAGING OF KAPFER AND RIVERA UNITED, INC.

ALSO known as “Ginataang Puso ng Saging,” this ready-to-eat Philippine dish can be served on a hot cup of rice or as an appetizer paired with toasted bread and melted cheese on top. Puso ng Saging is high in fiber and rich in taste.

SNACK FOODS: KALE CHIPS OF TAKE ROOT FOOD CORNER

TAKE ROOT Food Corner’s Kale Chips is made with all-natural and organic ingredients. No oil, dairy, sugar or any preservatives. Made from nutritionally dense leafy greens, these addicting kale chips are dried at low temperatures to preserve essential nutrients and enzymes.

MARINE AND MEAT PRODUCTS: FISH SAUSAGES OF FISHERFARMS, INC.

FISHER FARMS All Natural Fish Sausages are free from artificial ingredients and chemical preservatives. Made from 100% fish meat, they provide around 10% of the recommended daily allowance of protein, contain Omega-3, and have 0 trans fats. Free from gluten, casein, nitrites, and MSG, the Fish Sausages are perfect for health-conscious gourmets and sausage aficionados.