Soya take away meals

A prototype soybean micro-processing and retail unit has been built and developed in Pretoria as part of a project aimed at nutritional self-sufficiency and job creation. The unit will enable the processing and preparation of complete take-away meals incorporating manual labour and mechanical processes.
It processes soybeans into okara (the A prototype soybean micro-processing and retail unit has been built and developed in Pretoria as part of a project aimed at nutritional self-sufficiency and job creation. The unit will enable the processing and preparation of complete take-away meals incorporating manual labour and mechanical processes.
It processes soybeans into okara (the fibre content of soy), producing soymilk as a by-product. With these two ingredients, everyday food products like bread, hamburger patties, milkshakes and pizzas, can be made.
The development forms part of the Tshwane Nutrition Project aimed at using soybeans to create complete take-away meals that are cost-effective and pleasing to local palates. This follows a strongly-identified need for inexpensive food.
The unit is designed to be as low as possible in capital and running costs, effective in its functioning and easy to operate and maintain, taking into account hygiene, weight and environmental impact.
The only inputs are water, soybeans, energy for heating and power for processing. It can also operate on alternative energy sources. It has the capacity to produce 220 meals per hour.
Contact Deon Louwrens: Tel +27-12-318-5171; deonl@techpta.ac.za