“What nutritious drink could we offer in our school canteen?” this is the question of the TLE teachers of Southville IV National High School (SV4NHS) upon restrictions of the bottled /canned drinks and tetra packed juices sold in the canteen.
Through the creativity and innovation of Ms. Lea Madulid, the school TLE coordinator of SV4NHS, conducted series of testing using Aratiles leaves in making milk tea. She chooses the under-utilized Aratiles plant as her main ingredient, it is an indigenous plant that is native to a particular area and can with stand the kind of weather condition in the country.
Aratiles have an anti-oxidant properties that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. It also has phytochemical content such as saponins, glycosides, tannins, triterpenes, and flavonoids. It reduces blood pressure which is essential to life because it forces the blood around the body, delivering all the nutrients it needs. http://evlearners.com/aratiles-health-benefits-know/
Aratiles Milk Tea won 3rd Best Product in the 2019 Regional Festival of Talents (RFOT) in Technolympics for Bazaar held in Antipolo City on November 12-13, 2019.
Edwina C. Nabo, Ph. D
Education Program Supervisor in TLE/TVL
SDO-Santa Rosa City