UB Students Make Analog Rice from Edamame and Seaweed

Five UB students; Eunike Cecilia (FK), Shinta Kirana (FK), Muhammad Naufal Rizqi Alfani (FK), Diyah Ayu Puspitasari (FK), and Arvin Wahyu Nor Imam (FTP) made analog rice made from edamame soybeans and seaweed as an alternative solution of healthier carbohydrates source for people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus or T2DM which is called Ruamerice.

The team chose edamame soybean as the basic ingredient for making analog rice since it contains phytochemical components, namely isoflavones, sterols, saponins and has a lower total sugar content than white rice.

“Not only that, the typical Maluku seaweed is the second basic ingredient which also provides various health benefits for people with DMT2,” said one of the team representatives, Dyah.

Dyah hopes that the results of this research can bring changes to the development of science, provide benefits to various levels of society through the use of local food ingredients and become a concrete step to realize food diversification which is currently being intensified by the government.

Under the guidance of Rahma Micho Widyanto, S.Si MP, Ruamerice received funding for the Exact Research of Student Creativity Program or PKM RE. (DYH/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).