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Bakery officially launches cassava bread


Carlos Atwell, carlosatwell @nationnews.com

Bakery officially launches cassava bread

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BARBADIAN CONSUMERS HAVE access to a bread option which includes local ingredients.

The Purity Wonder Blended Cassava Sandwich Bread was officially launched earlier today at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael with new branding, although it has been available on supermarket shelves since last November.

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) representative Dr Cyril Roberts said Barbadians had become open to new and different tastes so it was important local food suppliers acknowledged that.

Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick said cassava was being pushed as both as a primary source of food and as a value added product in light of the “staggering” food import bill.

He said gluten had been linked to several serious diseases so alternatives such as the cassava bread were vital.

He said this was only the beginning as they were working on even more ways to process the vegetable. (CA)

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