Exploration of the Potential of Local Plants of Melastoma malabatchricum Fruit for Food Fortification

Potential of Local Plants of M. malabatchricum Fruit for Food Fortification

Authors

  • fathul zannah Muhammadiyah University of Palangkaraya, Palangkaraya, 73111, Indonesia
  • Kamaliah Muhammadiyah University of Palangkaraya, Palangkaraya, 73111, Indonesia
  • Pramudiyanti Lampung University, Bandar Lampung, 35141, Indonesia
  • Ayatusaadah Palangkaraya State Islamic Institute of Religion, Palangka Raya, 73112, Indonesia
  • Nurul Hadayati Palangkaraya State Islamic Institute of Religion, Palangka Raya, 73112, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11594/jtls.12.03.06

Abstract

Endurance can be increased by maintaining nutritional intake, one of which is by consuming local plants such as Melastoma malabatchricum  Fruit. This study aims to explore the nutritional content of Melastoma malabatchricum  fresh fruit, flour and processed products from the flour. This research was conducted at the Baristand Laboratory of the Banjar Baru Industrial Center, South Kalimantan. The results showed that flour and processed products from Melastoma malabatchricum  flour had higher nutritional content than fresh Melastoma malabatchricum  fruit. Nutritional content of Melastoma malabatchricum  flour are cal, ca, Fe, Water, Ash, Fat, Protein and Carbohydrate. These results indicate that Melastoma malabatchricum  has the potential to be developed as an ingredient for food fortification.   Keywords: Food fortification, Local plant, Melastoma malabathrchricum

Author Biographies

Kamaliah, Muhammadiyah University of Palangkaraya, Palangkaraya, 73111, Indonesia

Muhammadiyah University of Palangkaraya, Palangkaraya, 73111, Indonesia

Pramudiyanti, Lampung University, Bandar Lampung, 35141, Indonesia

Lampung University, Bandar Lampung, 35141, Indonesia

Ayatusaadah, Palangkaraya State Islamic Institute of Religion, Palangka Raya, 73112, Indonesia

Palangkaraya State Islamic Institute of Religion, Palangka Raya, 73112, Indonesia

Nurul Hadayati, Palangkaraya State Islamic Institute of Religion, Palangka Raya, 73112, Indonesia

Palangkaraya State Islamic Institute of Religion, Palangka Raya, 73112, Indonesia

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Published

2022-09-04