USDA Cochran Fellows Participate in Program on Soy Food Applications

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 14:56 -- admin

NSRL hosted three participants from Ethiopia and South Africa in a weeklong tailor-made training course in soy food applications. Sophy Mapelo Kgaladi with Gauteng Department of Agricultural & Rural Development (South Africa), Hilina Belete with Hilina Enriched Foods, PLC (Ethiopia) and Zelalem Kumlachew Yimer with Faffa Food Share Company (Ethiopia) spent a week in June processing whole soybeans into soymilk, tofu, soy flour, and roasted soynuts, and then using these ingredients to produce snacks, baked products, and protein rich cooked foods. They will take back the knowledge gained to enhance product lines in their companies, train others in their organizations on the many ways soybeans can be used to enhance nutrition, and increase use of soybeans in local markets.