Agri Kultuur September / September 2016 - Page 72

Engela Duvenage S’coolBeans, a nutritious chocolate spread containing sweet potato and sugar beans, came second in the international Food Science Students Fighting Hunger product development competition. The low-cost spread is the brain child of a group of food science students from Stellenbosch University (SU). They travelled to Dublin in Ireland to compete against nine other teams from Costa Rica, Singapore, Indonesia and South Africa. The competition was held at the 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFOST). It encourages undergraduate students to use their knowledge and skills to develop innovative food products to fight hunger. S’coolBeans is a low cost chocolate and hazelnut flavoured spread made from fermented red speckled beans (also known as sugar beans) and sweet potato. It potentially provides a good way by which parents can sneak more vegetables into their children’s meals. S’coolBeans was developed in 2014 by Cenette Bezuidenhout, Carin-Marie Engelbrecht, Nicholas Grobbelaar, Taryn Harding,