Manila, Philippines – Lighty-roasted Philippine coffee berries (they are not beans, really) battle cancer better and provides increased phenolic acid for nutrition.
Dr. Ruel M. Mojica of the Cavite State University (CaVSU) made these claims to confirm what coffee addicts had insisted to be true: Coffee is not only a stimulant but also a medicine as well. Mojica revealed the results of his study entitled “Influence of Roasting on Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Philippine Coffee” in a seminar organized and sponsored by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) recently.
A post-doctoral fellow, Mojica is a grantee of the BAR and University of the Philippines-Natural Sciences Research Institute (UP-NSRI) under its post-doctoral and senior scientist research fellowship program. (Marvyn N. Benaning)