Unravelling the microbiota of tef injera and its impact on quality and shelf-life

01 October 2019 → 30 September 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food fermentation
Back slopping Fermentation Injera microbiota Shelf-life
Project description

This research proposal is designed to study the role of the microbiota and to develop a stable backslopping culture with the aim to increase the quality and shelf-life of an Ethiopian staple food i.e. traditional tef injera. Samples will be collected from Ethiopian households to identify the microbiota involved in the fermentation process, and to study the role of the microbiota in the sensorial and nutritional quality, as well as in the shelf-life of injera.