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Hineleban Adlai

Ambient Healty Food
1 kg
Gluten-free, low glycemic index
₱ 390
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Adlai (Job's Tears) by Hineleban Farms


Hineleban Adlai internationally called the Job's Tears or Adlay is a grain that has a similar taste and texture to white rice. It is a member of the grass family, relative of rice, wheat, and corn. It is typically eaten as a substitute for rice, quinoa, or corn.

Originally an heirloom grain from Bukidnon, it is locally grown, carefully planted, cultivated, and harvested in the highlands by the local IP farmers.

This is a healthier alternative as it has a lower glycemic index, it can be a staple in your kitchen. Our very own version of quinoa, arborio, or millet. A gluten-free alternative and healthy substitute to other grain products, too, such as pasta, couscous, orzo, barley, and millet.

It is tasty with a texture that is slightly chewy yet firm and al-dente with a mild flavor that is pleasing to the palate. A great ingredient to any soup favorites and stew recipes. A very well-rounded grain that can be an excellent addition or the main star of any food recipe.

Fast facts:
Adlai was the star ingredient at the 2017 Madrid Fusion Manila (MFML).
In other parts of the world, it is known as Coix Seeds or coix lacryma jobi, Chinese Pearl Barley, or Hato Mugi.

Considered to be a miracle grain, this delicious native super grain is known for bringing impressive health-promoting properties.


How to cook Adlai:

Rinse the Hineleban Adlai.
Pour in a pot or rice cooker, two parts water to every part Adlai.
Cook for 30-40 minutes until cooked or al dente.

Serving Ideas:

- Use to replace rice or quinoa as your carb or starch portion on a well-balanced diet
- Use as an ingredient to any rice-based delicacy like kakanin, champurrado, polvoron, etc
- Ground to use as flour for bread and coating
- Sauté with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and season for a quick energy-packed salad

Recipe Suggestion:

Adlai with Sweet Corn in Coconut Milk


1 cup Adlai
1 cup sweet corn kernels
4 cups coconut milk
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar


Cook Adlai in water in a pot over medium heat and bring to boil.
Once boiling, add the coconut milk then lower the heat.
Simmer while stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes.
Add sugar, mix thoroughly and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the corn and cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!


Health Benefits:
It is protein-packed for your daily energy boost with denser content of fiber and a good amount of complex carbohydrates. It is full of nutrients - high in B-complex vitamins, calcium, and iron. It is also proven to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. It is known as well to have anti-inflammatory properties preventing inflammation and reducing the risk of certain cancers.
Gluten-free - perfect for coeliacs, gluten-intolerant
Low in glycemic index - ideal for weight management, and blood sugar control. 

This ancient grain is also used for medicinal purposes in China. Adlai has been claimed to have therapeutic effects for rheumatism and stiff joints and is used as an ingredient to a medicinal soup, tea, or herbal drink. It is said to have other properties as well that helps reduce fever and relax muscles.

Some studies also show that Adlai has antihistaminic and anti-allergic effects.

Average Nutritional Values (serving size 160g)Per 1 cup
Total Fat0.5 g1%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrates32 g12%
Dietary Fiber4 g14%
Protein6 g12%
Calcium 377mg30%
Iron 9.36mg50%
Potassium 517mg10%

Percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. 


Store in a cool dry place.

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Product reviews for Hineleban Adlai

7/7/2021 8:35 PM
must try
This is probably one of the best alternatives to rice. Aside from being healthy, it doesn't taste bland and you can make a lot of recipes with it. Highly recommended by me.
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1/4/2021 10:02 AM
My Go-To Adlai Rice brand
so delighted that Gerald has this brand - some Adlai rice brands contain hard, very tiny pieces that may be a risk to your molars. This brand is safe for your teeth and well it truly tastes good - just a healthier rice alternative.
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12/10/2020 5:44 PM
high quality grains
great alternative to white rice with much much more benefits to the health. Very fitting to people on a strict diet. I usually just prepare half a cup and top it with stir-fried veggies in a bowl, delicious and filling. It has a pasta-like texture so just half of what you would normally do with rice.
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