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Jengkol Stock Back to Normal After Harvest In April

Wow, today I am very happy … hahaha why? because I just read the news in detik.com, if jengkol stock is back to normal, what does it mean? jengkol price will be cheap again.

Some like jengkol? Otherwise you do like it, be grateful to people who’ve ever felt pleasure of jengkol.

Because talking about jengkol, I try a little review about the food “delicious smell bringing” a much-loved by the people of Indonesia

Jengkol, smell but there Benefits

If you are a fan of traditional food, you definitely know the object that is round flat, thin brown skin, smells and consumed a lot of people. The object is Jengkol. Jengkol or Jering or Pithecollobium Jiringa or Pithecollobium Labatum is typical of plants in the Southeast Asian region, including the popular in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia particularly in West Java, which consumed 100 tons a day.

Jengkol plant a tree whose height can reach 10-26 feet. The fruit is a pod-shaped flattened and convoluted. Dark violet fruit color. After dark, the fruit pods into convex shape and in a place that contains the seeds of its size enlarged. Each pod can contain 5-7 seeds. Ari seeds thin-skinned and shiny brown.

Jengkol will create excitement when cooking it and after processed by the digestive tract, which is causing the smell that he is not tasty. The cause of the odor is actually the amino acids contained in the seed jengkol. Amino acids were dominated by amino acids containing sulfur (S). When degraded or fragmented into smaller components, amino acids it will produce a variety of flavor components is very smelly, due to the influence of the sulfur. One of the gases formed by the element that is very famous H2S odor.

Odor generated from jengkol it’s actually quite disturbing, especially for others who do not eat. If you are eating, although the smell, at least, have enjoyed the delights jengkol. But for others who do not participate feel, but just miss the smell, would feel very disturbed. Especially with the release of urine. If this jengkol eaters pee in the toilet and rinse it less than perfect, then the toilets will smell unpleasant and disturbing the peace of others.

When digested jengkol will leave a substance called jengkolat acid (jencolid acid) are discharged into the kidney. This is where the effect is often feared by the people, namely jengkoleun or jengkolan. Jengkolan jengkolat occurs when acid that is difficult to dissolve in water eventually settles in the kidneys, forming solid crystals can result in difficult to dispose of urine. If our blood pH neutral, acid jengkolat safe, but if you tend to be acidic (pH less than 7) jengkolat acid to form insoluble crystals.

Jengkolan risk is not dependent on the number jengkol consumed, but depends on the vulnerability of a person’s body. Susceptible people, eating less jengkol alone can cause jengkolan. What affects one’s susceptibility to acid jengkolat unclear, but presumably due to genetic and environmental factors?

Behind the odor generated jengkol, it contained useful benefits for health. According to various studies show that jengkol also rich in carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, alkaloids, essential oils, steroids, glycosides, tannins, and saponins.

Especially for the content of vitamin C contained 80 mg in 100 grams of seed jengkol, while the nutritional adequacy of the recommended rate per day is 75 mg for adult women and 90 mg for adult men.

In addition, Jengkol a good source of protein, which is 23.3 g per 100 g of material. Protein content far exceeds the tempe which is known as a source of vegetable protein, which is only 18.3 g per 100 g. Protein needs of each individual, of course, vary. In addition to helping the growth and maintenance, the protein also serves to build enzymes, hormones, and immunity of the body. Therefore, the protein substance is often called the builder.

For iron, Jengkol containing 4.7 g per 100 g. Iron deficiency can cause anemia. The symptoms of people suffering from iron deficiency anemia are fatigue, weakness, pale and less passionate, headaches and irritable, unable to concentrate, as well as susceptible to infection. Patients with chronic anemia showed shape like a spoon and brittle nails, cracked at the corners of the mouth, tongue, difficulty in swallowing.

Adolescents, pregnant women, nursing mothers, adults, and vegetarians are most at risk for iron deficiency. In the body, iron partially located in red blood cells as heme, a pigment-containing nucleus of an atom of iron.

Jengkol also very good for bone health because of the high content of calcium, which is 140 mg / 100 g. The role of calcium in general can be divided into two, namely helping the formation of bones and teeth, and regulate biological processes in the body.

The biggest is the purpose of calcium during the growth period, but consumption in adulthood is quite highly recommended to maintain bone health. Consumption of calcium is recommended in adults is 800 mg per day.

The content of phosphorus in jengkol (166.7 mg/100 g) is also very important for the formation of bones and teeth, as well as for storage and energy expenditure. Thus, actually many benefits derived from eating jengkol and this is just the input only, not a doctrine that requires you to believe and follow for consuming jengkol, but you just know that there are benefits behind this smelly vegetable pods.

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