Maria Orosa

The woman invented banana ketchup


Maria Orosa is a Filipina war hero and the inventor of Soyalac and Banana Ketchup

Here's a timeine of Maria Orosa's life.

  • 1892

    Born in Taal Batangas Philippines.
  • 1922

    Instead of being a chemist assistant in Washington Government, she return home and focus adressing malnutrition problem in the Philippines.
  • 1924

    She Organized 4-H youth organization teaching Filipino family to be self-suffient.
  • 1939-1945

    During World War II invented Soyalac and Banana ketchup to address food crysis.
  • 1945

    Died during a war boming raid

“Eat well, consume nutritious foods such as meat, eggs and milk, if available in the morning. Don’t overexert yourself and get enough sleep. You should be in bed by 9 p.m. and get up at 7 a.m. You need lots of sleep.”

- Maria Orosa