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Title: Should the bambara groundnut remain underutilised?
Authors: Jideani, Victoria A 
Keywords: Underutilised;Protein;Antioxidant properties;African indigenous legume;Bambara groundnut (BGN);Povery;Malnutrition
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST)
Source: Jideani, V.A. 2015. Should the bambara groundnut remain underutilised?. FST Magazine: South African Food Science and Technology, August.
Abstract: The Bambara groundnut (BGNl) (Vigna subterranea) is an Afri­can indigenous legume high in protein, low in fat and high in pheno­lics with antioxidant properties. Yet it is classified as underutilised and is unknown to consumers and national and international food baskets. Our chains of value-added products from this legume, such as bever­ages and fibres, indicates that BGN has the ability to break the cycle of poverty and malnutrition in Africa.
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