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Adlai Pizza

Adlai, also known as adlay, Chinese pearl barley, or Job’s Tears. Adlai is a gluten-free grain that grows in Asia. This high-fiber and protein-packed grain show promising results in anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory. It has also a blood sugar-lowering properties. Here in the Philippines locally grown Adlai serves as a good alternative to rice and corn for a staple food.

This is why Elma’s Favorito make this unique adlai recipe that everybody will love it because of the high nutrient that will get from it. Adlai is being utilized as an alternative remedy for various diseases like arthritis, appendicitis, tumor. It also remedy for diabetes, fever, dysentery, headache and other ailments.

Adlai pizza is one of the best sellers of Elma’s Favorito. Its nutritional value from its natural ingredients will surely love the customers.

Nutritive value of Adlai

Eating 100 grams per serving of adlai, one is less likely to feel hungry after awhile compared to eating rice or corn. This is because adlai has the highest food energy content (356 kcal) compared to corn, white rice or brown rice. Hence, a person who ate a cup of steamed adlai for lunch is build to last a whole day’s work compared to those who ate rice.

Adlai is also superior to its staple counterparts when it comes to carbohydrate content (73.9 g), protein (12.8 g), and fat (1.0 g).

Nutritive Value Adlai** White Corn
Brown Rice*** White Rice***
Energy (kcal) 356 135 129 110
Carbohydrates (g) 73.9 24.6 27.9 22.9
Protein (g) 12.8 2.6 2.7 2.6
Fat (g) 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.9
Dietary Fiber (g) 0.3 0.7 0.4 1.8


* Nutrition facts of White Corn Grits (IPB Var 6) released by Crop Science Cluster-Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLB
** Nutrition facts of Adlai Grits released by Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) chemical analysis, 2011
***Nutrition facts of White and Brown Rice released by FatSecret All Things Food and Diet (www.fatsecret.com)