Six Stellenbosch University food science students have won second place in the International Union of Food Science and Technology’s (IUFoST) Food Science Students Fighting Hunger product development competition after coming up with a nutritious version on Nutella.
The award was presented to the six; Cenette Bezuidenhout, Carin-Marie Engelbrecht‚ Nicholas Grobbelaar‚ Taryn Harding‚ Shannon Howell and Megan Kleyn at the IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology in Dublin, Ireland, on Tuesday
The tasty nutritious version of Nutella is crammed with highly nutritious sweet potato and sugar-beans and has less than half the sugar of traditional chocolate spreads.
The spread is high in protein and contains the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to ensure the development and growth of children.
The students’ aim is to get the spread into school feeding schemes, where it will have the most impact.
Source: Business Day