North-West University
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Overview of innovation

LeguPro is a protein-rich pasta, which is produced from non-traditional pasta ingredients such as peanuts, soybeans, and chickpeas. It is a cost-effective nutrient-dense high protein, healthy instant noodle product and aims to give consumers an alternative staple food product to be consumed as is or with a vegetable or meat relish as a meal. It is produced from a proprietary combination of ingredient formulation and extrusion technology. The processing is undertaken with due attention to industry standards to enhance product quality.

Technology benefits;

  • Competitive cost-to-protein ratio
  • Alternative staple food
  • Nutritionally enriched pasta
  • Affordable
  • Short cooking time
  • Slightly nutty taste
  • Plant-based protein
Type of Intellectual Property protection
Copyright
Innovation Opportunity Type
Licensing
Manufacturing
Partnership
Industry
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Plant and Health Nutrition
Agro-processing
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 4 – Experimental prototype developed
Co-creators
CFAM
Brochures, business plans, prospectus or other documents
Website link
http://services.nwu.ac.za/technology-transfer-and-innovation-support/innovations