Health/Nutrition/Food Safety

South Africa: Will kids eat veg if they taste like chocolate?

Food scientists at Stellenbosch University in South Africa have invented a chocolate spread crammed full of vegetables — the ultimate “stealth health” ingredient for school lunchboxes. S’coolBeans is being developed as a low-cost chocolate and hazelnut-flavoured spread made from fermented sugar beans and sweet potato. The scientists are hoping to develop the concept and get it onto the market. While parents face the challenge of having to pack appealing lunchboxes‚ the chocolate spread could one day become the ideal way to sneak vegetables onto the menu. Cenette Bezuidenhout‚ one of the developers of S’coolBeans‚ said the spread was more than just a way of incorporating vegetables into a tasty sandwich spread for children. More

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