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Islanders learn food storage

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, December 08, 2012

FOURTEEN course participants on Taveuni have been learning Indonesian food preservation techniques and food therapy at the Marist Training Centre in Tutu, Wairiki.

The course is jointly organised by the Koronivia Research Station and the Indonesian Embassy.

Indonesian Ambassador Chandra Salim said the course objective was to teach participants Indonesian food preservation techniques and how food could be used as a form of healing therapy.

"Participants are learning methods of preserving food while still retaining all its nutrient levels in its preserved state," said Mr Salim. "Food that can be preserved for one to two days like pawpaw can be turned into a jam puree so that it can last for months and several other means of food preservation which the participants are learning.

"Participants are also learning modes of converting produce such as lemon, ginger and other plants with healing properties to produce healing for ailments."

Koronivia Research Station research director Mili Nawaikula said the workshop was a training of trainers workshop for participants to take back whatever they learnt and to train people back in their districts.

"This is an effort at diversifying meals at home for islanders supporting the Cakau Green project efforts on the island — it also supports the Ministry of Health's efforts to promote healthy lifestyles to combat non-communicable diseases," said Ms Nawaikula.





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