using regenerative crops in our value chain that naturally restore soil health and return balance to our ecosystems. At WhatIF Foods, we've started with BamNut, this amazing regenerative crop that we would love all of you to get to know!
BamNut, short for Bambara groundnut, our living example of the WhatIF Way in action!
Known as a "complete food" by the farming communities where it is popular, such as in West Africa, BamNut contains:
BamNut is a wonderful, resilient crop native to West Africa, but also has the potential to grow in regions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, India, and even in parts of the United States!
It is a hardy little legume with the ability to grow in poor soil conditions and arid climates, without needing fertilizers, or pesticides.
It can hold nitrogen in the soil and leave long roots in the ground – introducing organic matter back into soils and building a beautiful underground root system conducive to soil restoration.
By engaging directly with farming communities at source, we aim to create a 21st century-fit value chain that is fair and just, one that provides jobs, meaningful livelihoods and combats climate migration.