TEMPEH: THE ORGANIC CULTURE FOOD PRODUCT THAT HAS HIGH QUALITY NUTRITION
For Indonesians, if we talk about fermented foods, you might think about brem, ketchup, and of course tempeh. Brem is a traditional food of Indonesia that uses rice, ketchup is fermented savory sauces, and how about tempeh? It has been known that tempeh is a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process (usually using Rhizopus Oligosporus mold) that binds soybeans into a cake form. In other words, tempeh is a kind of unique food product that is made by nature culture and fermentation process with tempeh starter, or usually call tempeh starter culture Rhizopus Oligosporus.
Why it uses tempeh starter? It is because the fermentation process of tempeh has content of protein, dietary fiber and vitamins. Tempeh is also used as a meat substitute because tempeh contain vitamin B -12 and high protein. In Indonesia, tempeh is usually produced in wholesale to be distributed to the consumers. If it is produced in small scale, they usually use hibiscus leaves or banana leaves to wrap tempeh. Then, because of the development era nowadays, thus such ways can take much time. Due to the advanced technology nowadays, the tempeh manufactures already switch to using tempeh starter which is more appropriate to use in the manufacture of large-scale or industry.
Tempeh starter or ragi tempeh is dried mixture of fungus Rhizhopus sp that live with substrate which can be soybeans or rice. Starter has function to boost the process or fermentation food products. To make high quality tempeh you need a tempeh starter that has a very high Rhizopus sp with good quality. This kind of mold will cause tempeh has high nutrition content which is good for your health. Many people also agree that tempeh is a food product that is very perfect for vegetarian people. Because it is made from whole soybean seeds, tempeh is very rich in fibre and soy isoflavones. It is also the source of many nutrients like B-vitamins, calcium, iron, and so forth. This is why many people across the world fall in love with this food.
Is it difficult to get tempeh starter? Becase tempeh consumers are growing rapidly not only in Indonesia, but also throughout the world, tempeh starter has been provided in some areas around the world. You can find tempeh starter in india, tempeh starter in Indonesia etc. However, not in every country tempeh starter is provided. In rural areas, suburbs, or places where supermarket is rarely found, getting tempeh starter will be difficult. As a solution, you can buy tempeh starter in online stores, for example you can buy tempeh starter in Amazon. Currently, tempeh starter is available in whole foods online so that you will not need to be confused because it is not difficult to get.
There is still one more solution for you if you still find difficulty to get tempeh starter. If you cannot find tempeh supermarket in your area, or you cannot buy online, the last solution is making your own tempeh starter. If you have all the ingredients to make it, it will be so easy. Are you interested to make your own tempeh starter? If you answer ‘YES’, then you should continue reading our article!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TEMPEH STARTER?
Here’s the easy steps on how to make your own tempeh starter. You can use 12 ons dry roasted soy bean halves and 3 gram Rhizopus Oligosporus, fungus that has function for production tempeh starter culture and commonly used by home industry. And then incubated for 30 hours to let the mycelium finish and make black spores. Cut into slices and put at food dryer for 24 hours. (It will work in 115°F). Take the slices and put in the blender so the slices will change into powder. Put the powder into strainer to remove the larger pieces. Add rice flour that amount 2 fold from powder then mix and it can finally used as starter. You can put the dried slices trace into refrigerator.
WHAT TYPE OF TEMPEH STARTER IS BEST TO USE?
If you think that making tempeh starter is difficult, the only one solution for you is to buy it. So, what kind of tempeh starter is best to use? Here is the answer: ragi tempeh of Raprima Brand. This is a high quality starter that you can use to make your own tempeh. This starter has ability to make perfect white tempeh without formation of black spots, so you will have high quality of tempeh.
Raprima tempeh starter is often used by most tempeh producers in Indonesia because of its high quality. This tempeh starter is originally from Bandung, West Java and has been certified by two agencies: MUI (Indonesian Ulema Council) and BPOM (National Agency of Drug and Food Control). This tempeh has a lot of benefits such as:
- It can produce tasty and durable templeh.
- The price is quite affordable.
- It can be used in the tempeh manufacturers either small or large scale.
- It is packaged in the powder form to make the measurement easier.
WHERE TO BUY TEMPEH STARTER THAT HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT?
For making good quality of tempeh you must choose high quality inokulum so you can produce delicious tempeh. Inokulum is always needed in the soybeans fermentation so that it can make the structure of your own tempeh have high nutritions and great texture. This great inokulum can be found in tempeh starter culture of Raprima ragi tempeh. Well, if you want to make your own tempeh, choose tempeh starter that contains Rhizopus Oligosporus, buy our Raprima tempeh starter brand and you can find the best Rhizophus Oligosporus. It is the best fungus for making tempeh and it can produce enzim protease that has power to elaborate the material into a form that is more easily to digest by human body. The enzyme can against off gram positive bacteria. And then, Rhizopus Oligosporus can protect tempeh from aflatoxin, the toxins that produce others fungus.
You can try tempeh starter culture of Raprima Brand for tempeh. Raprima has good quality products and available for either large or small scale soybean production. This tempeh starter will make your own tempeh has good quality, delicious taste, white fur, and without black spores. You can contact us to buy tempeh starter Raprima. We provide tempeh starter from retail purchase or small party. If you need more information and have any question about Raprima Tempeh Starter, You can call us every time you want. We will give you 100% satisfaction for your purchase anytime. We sell raprima tempeh starter in Indonesia and around the world. Raprima tempeh starter has been sent in around countries such as: Jerman, India and Slovakia. To make your purchasing easier, the payment can be transferred to PayPal account.
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