The Filipino Food PyramidBy:Jasmine B.
Did you know you can make a Filipino Food Pyramid? You must be thinking about the way to make the groups but it's not hard. All you need to know is some Filipino food and you've got it.
Look at the bread group. In the bread group goes lumpia. Lumpia goes in the bread group because, the wrapping is a crepe. Another thing that goes in the bread group is petsay (pakchoy or noodles). Another thing that goes in the bread group is pansit (a dish of noodles and shrimps, fish meat, or vegetables with many variations, eg, luglog (shaken in hot water; flavored with sauce), molo (with pork-filled wonton and broth).
In the fruit group is buko (young coconut). Ubod is also in the fruit. This is the core of the coconut palm--heart of the palm.
In the vegetable group is Kinilaw ( this is a dish of fish, seafood, meat or vegetables dressed with vinegar but not cooked over fire). Lumpia is also in the vegetable group because you could add vegetables in the lumpia. Toge is another thing that goes in the vegetable group. Toge is mung bean sprouts. We will also put the sinigang in the vegetable group. We will also put paksiw in the vegetable group.
Next we go on to the dairy group. We don't have anything in the dairy group.
Now we go to the meat group. In the meat group goes the sinigang (a stew of meat/fish/seafood and vegetables that goes in a sour broth. Now we will put pansit in the meat group. Pansit is a dish made of noodles, shrimp, fish meat or vegetables with a lot of variations,eg, luglog and molo.
Let's go to the last part of the pyramid which is the sweets,oils, fats. They do not make up a group. In this group there is Pawsiw. This is a dish cooked in vinegar and garlic.
That is how you make a Filipino food pyramid.
My source is: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m0841/1998_sept/53257946/print.jhtml