Nutrient Values and Market Acceptability of Makahiya Tea

Ma. Dorothee J. Villaruz


The study determines the nutrient values, safety, and market acceptability of Makahiya Tea specifically by an identified and target market: the folkloric and traditional users of Makahiya tea in terms of health and wellness benefits, nutritional values, hygiene, and safety.

This study used the descriptive method using the laboratory tests results of the Makahiya Tea to determine the nutrient values and a survey questionnaire for its market acceptability. The respondents were sixty (60) potential users taken by purposive sampling. Data were statistically processed and analyzed using frequency count and percentages. Nutritional values of Makahiya Tea included the nutritional and proximate analysis limited to the priority macronutrients: fiber, protein, fat and ash; the caloric content was calculated using the "4-9-4" Rule of Dr. Wilbur O. Makahiya tea, developed as a 100% organic and all-natural in convenient form compliant of Sanitary Standard Operating Procedures/SSOPs, HACCP/Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, cGMPOs/current Good Manufacturing Practices and BFAD standards to ensure hygiene and safety. Microbial testing results showed highly acceptable and safe Makahiya Tea. Results of the survey strongly indicated that the Makahiya tea was hygienically prepared, safe to be consumed and had high level of market acceptability.


convenient form, concoction, nutrient value, proximate analysis, folkloric use, wildcraft culture

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