Author : Voulda D. Loupatty*, Syarifuddin Idrus, Sugeng Hadinoto
Analog rice is one of the staplefood made from cassava and enriched of seaweed. The purpose in this research to find the best formulation of cassava and seaweed, in analog rice result of rich fiber. The formulation of cassava consist of A1 = fresh cassava and A2 = cassava powder, but seaweed formulation consist of B1 = 5% (w/w); B2 = 10% (w/w) and B3 = 15% (w/w). The parameters tested were yield, water absorption, moisture content and crude fiber. The results showed the best formulation was A2B3 (cassava flour with 15% seaweed addition). Characteristics of product analog rice were86±0,50% of yield, water absorption 140,02±0,98% , moisture content15,01±0,15% and crude fiber 15,17±0,93% , white color, with uniformity of granules for a length of 3 - 10 mm, and a diameter of about 3 mm. The fiber in analog rice was very good for health and can be used as fibrous functional food. Key words: Analog rice, Cassava, Seaweed.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD