Nestlé develops nutritious sorghum-based porridge

15 November 2021 | News

The Golden Morn porridge launch is part of a wider movement within Nestlé towards using agricultural or manufacturing byproducts to reduce waste and upcycle nutrients image credit- shutterstock image credit- shutterstock

With the aim of bringing people more nutritious foods, Nestlé has developed a nutritious sorghum-based porridge that upcycles a Milo side stream to fully valorize raw materials and avoid nutrient loss.

The product uses a sorghum side stream from the Nestlé factory in Agbara, Nigeria that is highly nutritious but is typically discarded during the production of malt for Milo.

To meet regional needs and tastes, the sorghum is then blended with cereals such as wheat and maize. The product was developed using a scientifically validated nutritional concept called GRAINSMART™ Balance, to achieve the right balance of carbohydrates and fiber, for optimal nutrition – including support for the immune system – and taste.

Using this side stream helped reduce the cost of ingredients and has allowed Nestlé to develop a nutritious breakfast option that lower-income families can afford.

Developed by experts at Nestlé's R&D Center in Abidjan together with the company's global R&D Network and local markets, the porridge is now being tested with consumers in Côte d’Ivoire under the Golden Morn brand, ahead of a regional launch in 2022.

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