Three Unpad Students Won Second Place in Scientific Writing Competition at IPB
[unpad.ac.id, 3/10/2018] Three students at Padjadjaran University won second place in the National Scientific Writing Contest (LKTIN) at the “2018 Field Day” event held by the Agronomy Student Association of Bogor Agricultural University, Dramaga, Bogor, 27 to 29 September 2018.
The three students, Hendi Kuswendi (Food Technology), Eka Dwi Kusumawati (Food Technology), and Evania Suridar Ismuri (Agrotechnology) made scientific works with the theme of “Increasing the Biological Role Towards Indonesian Food Sovereignity”.
In a release received by Unpad PR, three Unpad students offered food products produced by innovation from Cilembu sweet potatoes, a typical local food product from Sumedang. This innovation, called “Fermented Tuberdrink”, is a product of Cilembu sweet potato fermented drinks. Besides having a unique taste, this drink has a functional effect on the body.
The development of Cilembu Sweet Potato Fermented Drink was the first to be carried out. The manufacturing process begins with sorting based on quality, washing, cutting, steaming (blanching), to making sweet potato juice.
Furthermore, the product is pasteurized to kill microorganisms that are not needed. The team then added powdered skim milk, sucrose, as well as starter Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus bulgaricus. The drink is then fermented at 37 degrees celsius for 24 hours.
This “Fermented Tuberdrink” product is rich in fiber as a source of probiotics and contains bacteria that are good for digestive health. These two benefits increase the potential of the product to become a typical synbiotic beverage.
The process of making this drink is relatively simple. This prompted the judges to choose “Fermented Tuberdrink” to become the second winner in the LKTIN event. The first winner in this competition was won by the Sebelas Maret University team, while the third place was won by the Bogor Agricultural University team. *
Release / am | Translated by dfa, thank you to Ibu Tenny and other ex-RSPU buddies for the diction.