Adlai is being promoted by the Department of Agriculture as an important food crop not only because it is more nutritious than rice and corn, but because it is more tolerant of crop pests and diseases. While it is considered as an upland grain, Adlai has been observed to adapt well in different elevations and to climate change. Out of the 11 varieties of adlai found in the Philippines, Kiboa Ridge Farms has concentrated in cultivating Kibuwa and Gulian adlai in Bukidnon. These grains are bigger in size, whiter in color, and provide better eating quality that closely resembles rice.
Adlai has a low glycemic index and is completely gluten-free which makes it ideal for people who want to improve their gut-health, heart-health and blood sugar level. It is rich in dietary fiber, packed with protein, and filled with minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin. Adlai is also known to have anti-inflammatory benefits. It is a versatile ingredient that you can use to whip up delicious, homemade and guiltless meals for your entire family to enjoy. Serve it to accompany your favorite viands, salads and soups, or cook it as paella, porridge, or your favorite kakanin. Adlai is really a lot of fun to work with in the kitchen because of its well-balanced, neutral taste.
About Kiboa Ridge Farms
Overlooking Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park, our farm sits atop the Impasugong Ridge surrounded by lush pine trees, enjoying cool weather and natural irrigation year-round. Kiboa Ridge Farms grows its adlai in Bukidnon, partnering with local farmers whom we have educated about the benefits of cultivating adlai versus lower-value, lower-yielding crops with the objective of providing sustainable livelihood. Cultivating high quality crops allows us to deliver safe and nutritious food.
Now more than ever, domestic food production is key to helping our rural communities cope in these unprecedented times. Kiboa Ridge Farms hopes to contribute to a food secure and resilient Philippines.