Believing that food can connect people, CFAES student Sara Steinbrunner wants to make sure no one is left out because of dietary restrictions or allergies. Steinbrunner, a senior in the Department of Food Science and Technology, has developed a garbanzo bean spread that is free of the eight most common allergens. Together with her business partner, she is producing, marketing, and selling the spread as a product they’re calling Beannut Butter.
The new spread could mean “no more excluded lunch tables for nut-free students,” Steinbrunner said. “I love the aspect of food bringing people together.”