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Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Purée for Bakery Application in Kenya

Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Puree for Bakery Application in Kenya is a poster presentation done by Temesgen Bocher of Internatioal Potato Center during the Integrated Nutrition Conference held between November 14 and 16, with the focus of responding with the private sector for greater nutrition impact. 


Given the current price of sweetpotato roots, the use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) flour as a substitute for wheat flour is not cost-effective in SSA but in many settings the use of OFSP in purée form (steamed and mashed roots) is economically advantageous. Considerable experience has been gained in Rwanda on the manufacture and marketing of bakery products in which 20-45% of wheat flour in baked products has been replaced by OFSP purée. Baked products (bread, donuts, biscuits) made using OFSP purée are highly acceptable to consumers.