Baking with plantain flour. BiomassWeb at Science Night in Bonn.

The BiomassWeb project is taking part in the 11th Science Night of the University of Bonn, representing  the Center for Development Research, ZEF, under the theme “Try and taste bioeconomy”.

One of BiomassWeb’s activities entails developing biomass-based value chain of plantain and reducing post-harvest losses through the development of value added products for small scale farmers and processors in two regions in Ghana. This research was carried out and implemented by our local partner, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Food Research Institute (CSIR-FRI), Ghana, supported by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

As a result of this activity, the CSIR-FRI, developed a series of recipes using plantain flour to supplement and reduce wheat flour in baked goods. Two of such recipes include plantain composite flour cookies and cupcakes. Come visit our stand at the Science Night on Friday, May 18, from 18:00 to 24:00, and have a taste of these goodies!

You can also find the recipes here in German. The English version will follow shortly.