Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée can be used to substitute wheat flour by 25-60% depending on the product, without affecting the quality of baking procedures. We developed a safe, vacuum-packed shelf-stable purée that lasts 3 months without refrigeration, using locally available preservatives. By carefully washing the roots, it is not necessary to peel them. This has enabled a high-fiber purée (Fig. 1) to be developed that significantly improves the profit margin for purée processors.
Authors: Tawanda Muzhingi, Antonio Magnaghi
Subjects: Food systems, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systems
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center. 2019. SASHA Brief 21. The development & utilization of a breakthrough product: orange-fleshed sweetpotato puree. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa Project (SASHA). CIP. 2 p.