University of Limpopo
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Marula Atchar: Local Fruit in New Product

Research has revealed that the skin of the Marula fruit, indigenous to Africa, is rich in essential nutrients. We have developed a Marula Atchar product, to compete with existing products, based on the native fruit but adding a new tart and distinctive flavour to this South African favourite. The innovative idea of adding peels to this food product is of economic value, as it will increase food security and boost local job creation.

Innovation Opportunity Type
Investment
Industry
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Agro-processing
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 8 – Ready for market