Should the bambara groundnut remain underutilised?

21 Nov 2016

The Bambara groundnut (BGNl) (Vigna subterranea) is an Afri?can indigenous legume high in protein, low in fat and high in pheno?lics 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 bever?ages and fibres, indicates that BGN has the ability to break the cycle of poverty and malnutrition in Africa.