Unfortunately, the benefits of kecombrang are missed (plus how to process them)

Roseous.com - Unfortunately, the benefits of kecombrang are missed (plus how to process them) Kecombrang (Etlingera elatior) is a type of spice plant. Kecombrang which is often used in food is the part of the flower that has not bloomed, still buds, and the stem part. This is a plant found in Indonesia with many other terms such as kincung or sambuang. Kecombrang provides a distinctive aroma and taste in cuisine. So, what about the benefits of kecombrang? How to process it? See below.

What are the benefits of kecombrang?

Unfortunately, the benefits of kecombrang are missed (plus how to process them)
Unfortunately, the benefits of kecombrang are missed (plus how to process them)
1. Antioxidants and antibacterials

Reported in the journal BMC Research Notes, a 2011 study aimed at looking at the antioxidant content of kecombrang flowers confirmed that these flowers contain very high antioxidants. Kecombrang antioxidant effect is very strong.

Not only the flowers, even the stems, rhizomes, and leaves of the kecombrang plant are very high in antioxidants. This is because the kecombrang plant contains flavonoid compounds, one of the antioxidant compounds that help ward off cell damage in the body.

The high content of this antioxidant makes kecombrang known as an anticancer plant because it is able to slow down the damage that occurs due to cancer cell growth.

In addition, kecombrang also has antibacterial properties. Reported in JOM Faperta 2016, the portion of kecombrang flower contains antibacterial substances that can inhibit the growth of various bacteria Bacillus cereus, Euscheria coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus.

These antibacterial properties are caused by the content of essential oils, alkaloids, and fatty acids in them. Because of its antibacterial properties, kecombrang is also used as a natural preservative.

2. Strengthening the taste of cuisine

Kecombrang is giving flavor to various dishes. Because of its strong aroma, kecombrang is often used to reduce the rancid aroma of fish or seafood.

Kecombrang will also provide a fresh aroma of chili sauce and stir-fry dishes and soup. Therefore, dishes mixed with kecombrang will usually be easily distinguished from other dishes because of this very distinctive aroma.

3. Contains various kinds of nutrients

Kecombrang is also rich in various nutrients. In addition, kecombrang is also low in calories. Reported on the Indonesian Food Composition Data page, 100 grams of fresh kecombrang contains:
  • Energy is 34 calories
  • 6.7 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2.6 grams of fiber
  • 1 gram of fat
  • 60 mg of calcium
  • 16 mg of phosphorus
  • 1 mg of iron
  • 650.6 mg of potassium
  • 47 mg sodium

How to process kecombrang flowers

Kecombrang is a versatile food ingredient. These local plants are processed as a mixture of spices, vegetables, ointments, crackers, curry mixes and the most typical is chili sauce. To get kecombrang benefits, you don't need to be confused about how to process it.

How to prepare it

After choosing the fresh kecombrang flower, separate the part of the flower that is still budding with the stem. Kecombrang stem is textured harder than the flower but can still be cut into pieces to be included in processed broth like soup.

For flowers, wash first before cutting them. Then dry it. This flower can then be thinly sliced, or chopped into small pieces. After chopping can enter into a mixture of various spices.

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Kecombrang processed recipes.

One of the most commonly processed kecombrang recipes in local food is urap. Mixing vegetables with kecombrang will make your diet more fragrant, delicious, and healthy. Here's how to make it:

The main ingredient:
  • 5 ounce the long beans, cut about 3 cm, boil
  • 50 grams of bean sprouts, brewed
  • 1 tie kale (180 gr), picking and boiling
  • 1 tie spinach, pick and boil
  • 3 pieces of kecombrang flower petals, sliced ​​thinly
  • 200 grams of coarse grated coconut

Smooth spice ingredients:
  • 6 curly red chilies
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of grilled shrimp paste
  • 1 cm kencur
  • 2 orange leaves
  • Salt and sugar to taste

How to make
  • Mix well grated coconut, kecombrang flowers and finely seasoned ingredients. Then steam 30-35 minutes until cooked.
  • Combine cooked vegetables with steamed coconut spices.
  • Anointing of kecombrang vegetables is ready to be served.
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