A cooperative of farmers develops noodles made from tilapia

You’ve heard of noodles made from wheat, rye, rice or even potatoes, but have you ever heard of noodles made from tilapia?

A group of women farmers in the northern province of Kalinga have found a new way to use freshly caught tilapia from their fish ponds – by adding the meat to the noodles.

Farmers from the Saint Williams Farmers’ Credit Union said they plan to market the pasta as a healthy alternative to noodles, although they still lack the equipment and resources to do so.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Cordillera Administrative Region (BFAR-CAR) said it would provide farmers with a post-harvest processing facility.

In case you were wondering, these tilapia noodles aren’t the first type of pasta to be made with fish. The Japanese have surimi-menwhich are noodles made from fish paste, while in the United States a few manufacturers sell “protein noodles” made from wild Alaskan pollock which are marketed as gluten-free and keto-free.

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Virginia S. Braud