Dr. Lorna Valera – a researcher from the Mariano Marcos State University
(MMSU) in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Dr. Lorma Valera, a native of Ilocos Norte, pioneered the processing of malunggay in her region in 1993. As a
nutrition graduate and an advocate of a balanced diet and learned eating habits,
Dr. Valera focused on the health benefits of malunggay since the crop is abundant in the Ilocos
Malunggay Pastillas of Dr. Lorna Valera
2 c malunggay leaves (freshly boiled)
1 c camote (cooked and mashed)
1 c condensed milk
1 tbsp. vanilla (optional)
1. Combine together the above ingredients and cook slowly in medium heat.
2. When almost dry, transfer to a buttered slab and flatten with rolling pin.
3. Cut into desired sizes.
4. Cool and wrap.
Yield: From 30 to 40 pieces, depending on size