Prince Boakye

FSCN 5 and FSCN 95

1334 Eckles Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
United States

George Annor

Master of Science in Food Science - Delaware State University

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition - University of Ghana


Prince is a PhD Student in Food Science with a minor in Data Science working on improving the commercial viability of Intermediate Wheatgrass (IWG), the first perennial grain to be commercialized for food use, through the development of value-added ingredients and new products. As part of his PhD, Prince has also worked on quantifying FODMAPs in different wheat varieties grown in Minnesota and exploring the use of fermentation to reduce the FODMAP levels in these wheat varieties. Prince is a proud recipient of the University of Minnesota CFANS Diversity Scholars Graduate Student Fellowship Award, 2019-2020. Prince was also involved in the 2020 Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Student Product Development Competition, where his team won the 3rd place award. In addition, Prince has been the recipient of The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) Industrial Oil Products (IOP) Division Student Excellence Award - 2017, and the IFT Food Laws and Regulations Division Scholarship Award - 2016.

Areas of Interest

  • Food Chemistry
  • Product Development
  • Food Processing
  • Food Carbohydrates
  • Modeling and Optimization using Response Surface Methodology
  • Lipid Chemistry
  • Data Science/Analysis
  • Food Sustainability

Select Publications

Boachie RT, Boakye PG, Annor GA, Udenigwe CC. 2021. “Prospects of food-derived α-glucosidase inhibitors in the management of diabetes”. In Food Structure and Functionality. Edited by Charis M. Galanakis. Academic Press. Pages 219-233. ISBN 9780128214534,

Nguyen ATL, Boakye PG, Besong SS, Tomasula PM, Alamu-Lumor SE. 2021. Improvement of physicochemical properties of reduced-cholesterol butter by the addition of β-sitosteryl oleate. J Food Science 86(2):404-410. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.15573.

Boakye PG, Jones KC, Latona NP, Liu CK, Strahan G, Zhang J, Besong SA, Lumor SE, Wyatt VT. 2019. Synthesis of absorbent polymer films made from fatty acid methyl esters, glycerol, and glutaric acid: Thermal, mechanical, and porosity analyses. J. Applied Polymer Science 136: 47822. doi: 10.1002/app.47822.

Boakye PG, Jones KC, Latona N, Liu CK, Besong SA, Lumor, SE, and Wyatt VT. 2017. Modification of absorbent poly(glycerol-glutaric acid) films by the addition of monoglycerides. J. Applied Polymer Science 134 (40): 45381. doi: 10.1002/app.45381.