FemBioBiz participant: Makaita Faith Mugarisi

Makaita Faith Mugarisi - Student

Her project idea is based on the development of antioxidant rich flavoured tomato paste with commonly available herbs such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper and olive oil. This is because herbs are dominated with a group of phytochemical constituents which possess antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and neuro-protective properties, which are associated with reducing the risk of developing chronic non-communicable disease. Therefore she wants to incorporate herbs and spices into our diet by fortification of tomato paste to reduce the risk of NCDs.