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From lab to life: Making storable orange-fleshed sweetpotato purée a commercial reality

Research in Rwanda demonstrated that orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée (steamed, mashed roots) was an economically viable, vitamin A enhancing ingredient in baked products when the purée was produced and used in the same bakery. Having a storable, packaged OFSP purée produced by a firm to supply bakers is an alternative …
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Presentation 2: Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato storage, processing and local recipes for improved nutrition in Burkina Faso

Marcellin Ouedraogo1, Regina Khassanova1, Anne Berton-Rafael2, Stella Nordhagen2, Tom van Mourik2 1 Helen Keller International, Burkina Faso, Rue Ganga, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2 Helen Keller International, Regional Office for Africa, Dakar, Senegal, e-mail: tvanmourik@hki.org   ABSTRACT   Eastern Burkina Faso has high levels of malnutrition: wasting and stunting prevalence are …
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SASHA Brief 2016: Shelf-storable OFSP purée for bakery applications in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Experience across many sub-Saharan (SSA) countries has shown that compared to using OFSP flour, it makes economic sense to use orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée (steamed and mashed) as a partial substitute for wheat flour in bakery products like bread, buns, muffins and cookies. In bread making, OFSP purée can replace …
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Presentation 5: Optimization of frying conditions and effect of storage on quality attributes of sweetpotato crisps

Fried crisps and street-vended chunky fried chips from sweetpotato have been found to be among the products that are capable of increasing utilization of sweetpotato in Nigeria, and also has high commercial potential. Sweetpotato crisps could be marketed as highly nutritious snack foods, particularly the orange-fleshed varieties. However, differences in …
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Presentation: Jumpstarting orange-fleshed sweetpotato in West Africa through diversified markets

The presentation is based on the following abstract;   Putri E. Abidin, John Kazembe, Kwabena Asare, Richard A Atuna and Edward E. Carey   1International Potato Center (CIP), c/o CSIR-SARI, P.O. Box 52, Nyankpala, Tamale, Ghana 2CIP, P.O. Box 2054, Blantyre, Malawi 3University for Development Studies (UDS), P.O. Box TL …
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Presentation: Sweetpotato research at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI)

NRI has worked on sweetpotato for several decades. Andrew Westby presented the ongoing work. The electronic sweetpotato is a device that resembles a sweetpotato and has a sensor that is supposed to look at where the damage occurs during marketing.  He also shared experiences of OFSP Marketing in Mozambique and …
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Poster: Sweet Potato Sensory Evaluation

This poster reports on sensory evaluation for sweetpotato. Based upon the results the authors conclude that orange fleshed sweetpotato can be promoted in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as a nutritious and not a poor man’s crop as may have been perceived. Sweetpotatoes can also be used to combat …
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SASHA Brief 2015: Does it Make Sense to Store Fresh Roots?

This flyer is a brief description of a study undertaken to better understand whether fresh root storage might offer opportunities with the Kenyan OFSP supply chain. 59 stakeholder and focus group interviews were undertaken across eight focal counties in Kenya to understand existing sweetpotato value chains, their seasonality, farmers’ production …
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