Naturally hued and packed with nutrition, Orang Asli Organic Rice is the treasure of the Orang Asli in Bentong, Pahang. Growing 1,500m above sea level among the mist, the rice receive the first drop of rain from the cloud and nurture by the stream of mountain’s freshwater.
Also known as water rice, cold rice and blessed rice, legend has it that the Orang Asli Organic Rice was the Orang Asli’s first blessing from the gods during the ancient times where food sources are scarce and having able to grow rice on the mountain help saved the Orang Asli from famine, thus ensure their survival. This may have been because of the terrain where it grows. Growing rice on top of the mountain is difficult and it takes a lot of knowledge and practice that were handed down from many generations.
What are the health benefits of Orang Asli Organic Rice?
It may have an interesting history and unique names, but Orang Asli Organic Rice’s real value is nutritional not its novelty.
Orang Asli Organic Rice is exceptionally rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber and protein than normal white rice. It also helps lower high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, minimizes diseases, and strengthens the immune system.
In short, Orang Asli Organic Rice is highly nutritious, providing one’s body with a wide array of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Thus making it a better alternative for your healthy lifestyle.
Bentong Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is the most popular ginger in Malaysia due to its high quality and also high demand. This ginger have been planted since hundred years ago in highland areas near Janda Baik and Bukit Tinggi by farmers who do commercial agriculture. Health Benefits Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like ginger decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
Bentong ginger is a ubiquitous sight in farms that sprawl all over the mountainous region of Pahang in Malaysia, which is more commonly known as Genting Highlands.
Thanks to the pristine fresh air and fertile soil that the temperate area is blessed with, Bentong ginger is well-endowed with nutrients like gingerol, which has medicinal benefits that help to alleviate digestive problems and nausea and respiratory conditions. Gingerol is also responsible for ginger’s spicy sensation and woody aroma.
In 2015, Bentong ginger was certified as one of Pahang’s Geographical Indications by the Agriculture Bureau of Pahang. The Indication is a symbol attached to products that have specific geographical origins.
There are primarily two types of ginger: young and old. Young ginger is cultivated for six to seven months before being harvested, while old ginger requires at least 11 months of cultivation.
BENTONG SOY SAUCE
The creation of Soya Sauce was dated back to the Han Dynasty in ancient China, at least 2,200 years ago. Soya sauce is a popular condiment all across the world since.
DESA Soya Sauce is rich in isoflavones, protein, and antioxidants. Thanks to its unique fermentation process, it contains a rich mixture of nutrients that you typically couldn’t find in other food. Oligosaccharides and polysaccharides from carbohydrates, peptides from proteins and other fermentation-based nutrients can be found in DESA Soya Sauce. These ingredients help strengthen our body’s immune system, digestive system and also cardiovascular support.
Speaking of which, DESA Soya sauce also contains various types of antioxidants, and it is a great source of mineral antioxidant manganese. This can be beneficial to our body as it helps decrease the formation of hydrogen peroxide from unwanted oxidative stress.
DESA Soya sauce is produced under the most hygienic and stringent conditions for the best flavor and quality. DESA Soya sauce does not contain preservatives, artificial flavoring, and coloring. Thus making it the perfect sauce for the traditional recipe, cooking, seasoning and marinating.
The DESA Sempalit Peanut is cholesterol-free and trans fat with no preservatives. It also contains beneficial monounsaturated fats that can help lower bad cholesterol.
Originally from Sempalit, Pahang; Sempalit Peanut tastes great with its wood-like and earthy aroma that stays in your mouth with the right amount of sweetness that keeps you wanting more.
DESA Sempalit Peanuts is great as a gift for festive seasons or snacks, anytime, anywhere.