Quality Improvement of Cassava Flour of Local Variety of Ternate Through Fermentation Method (Application on Traditional Food of North Maluku “Sagu lempengâ€)

Hamidin Rasulu


Cassava is utilized as one of the main food substances in North Maluku society and it has potential for food diversification due to its special quality compare to other products. Cassava commodity can be processed into composite flours with fermentation methods and it is as prominent of food resources and has low of Cyanide content (HCN). This research used two phases of Program Random Completes; it used fermentation period of cassava with 5 levels: 24,36,48,60, and 72 hours. And the utilization phases of composite flours the making of sagu lempeng. The result of this research showed that with long period of fermentation had produce cassava flours with cyanide content of 16, 41–56, 93 ppm with initial content of cyanide as big as 109,02 ppm. The highest cyanide content was found with fermentation period of 24 hours and lower fermentation of 72 hours. The characteristic of sagu lempeng  with chocolate and orange taste has 0.72 and 0.55 g total fats, 1.05 and 0.57 g protein, 86.9 and 86.28 g total carbohydrate, 2.86 and 1.35 g rough standard fiber.


cassava, fermentation, HCN, komposit flours, sagu lempeng

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.4.6.449


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