OREANDA-NEWS. October 12, 2015. Nestle South Africa is launching a new line of Maggi noodles containing the green leafy vegetable morogo, which is being commercialised for the first time ever as a result of a three-year research collaboration with government agencies.

Several types of vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals and protein cleome, cow pea and amaranthus, all commonly referred to as morogo were screened to assess their nutrient levels and suitability for cultivation and processing.

Amaranthus was eventually chosen for incorporation within a morogo tastemaker (the flavouring sachet) included with the new line of Maggi 2-minute noodles. One pack of noodles equals one serving of morogo.

Nestles ambition is to ensure that emerging black farmers may eventually be able to augment their incomes by growing morogo commercially.