How to make biscuits and goo from scratch
Posted On July 19, 2021
Biscuits and other snacks made from goo, the stuff made from animal carcasses, have been a staple of Indian cuisine for hundreds of years.
But it is the new innovation of the year, biscuit-making, that is bringing them back to life.
This is because goo is a more sustainable food than beef, making it more environmentally friendly.
“A goo-based biscuit is 100% vegan, so it has zero waste and the food is also a lot more nutritious,” said Manish Kumar, a food scientist at the National Centre for Bio-Technology Research, a Bangalore-based institute that develops the technology.
“A vegan biscuit has a better taste and a less greasy texture.
It can also be made with less labour.”
The first goo biscuits were made in a laboratory in Madras, India, by a group of students from the University of Madras in 2009.
The university is one of the few that can create goo by itself, but the process is not very efficient.
“There is no laboratory in India where we can make goo without using expensive machinery,” said Arvind Gupta, a professor of industrial technology at the University, Bangalore.
“Goo is not an exotic material.
It is very difficult to make, it requires a lot of labour, and it is expensive to make,” he said.
But after a decade of research, the team from the National Center for Bio Technology Research has developed a simple, environmentally-friendly way of making goo that can be mass produced at home.
The team, which is working on the first goobers in Bangalore, is developing a technology that can make any kind of goo and has also developed a goober made of cellulose, which could be used for cooking.
“The goal of the research was to develop a sustainable, economical way to make goobes and get them into the kitchens of the next generation of consumers,” said Rakesh Kumar, the director of the National Institute of Technology, Bangalore, and the head of the team that developed the technology at NBTR.
In the past, there have been three major methods of making coconut oil goo: steam-drying, in a metal oven, and heat-dried coconut oil.
The new method, which Kumar and his team are developing, uses electricity to generate steam, then heat it up to produce coconut oil with a high-quality quality.
“We have developed a process that has zero pollution and high efficiency, and we have the potential to transform goobed coconut oil into an ingredient in everyday food,” Kumar said.
The new technology can also produce a high quality goob, which has a high nutritional value, according to Kumar.
He said the technology could be expanded to produce other kinds of coconut oil that could be put into cooking.
Goobers are made from coconut oil, which can be a source of energy, but also of waste.
The process requires a huge amount of energy to produce a batch, and that energy is a source that is very hard to source locally.
It takes time and labour to produce goobments.
The researchers said the new process will also be able to make a goo out of coconut and other vegetable oils.
“Coconut oil is the main energy source in the country, so we can extract the coconut oil and turn it into goobable coconut oil,” Kumar added.
“It is possible to make coconut oil from vegetable oil and use the coconut to make pulp.
Goobers can be made from vegetable pulp and coconut oil.”
The research was funded by a grant from the European Union.