Getting to Know More about Porang Plants

Have you ever heard of Shiratake rice which is famous for its low calories?

Since this pandemic, it is definitely not foreign to all of us to adopt a healthy and clean lifestyle. Some people change white rice to brown rice, but some change white rice to Shiratake/Shirataki rice or commonly known as Konyaku.

However, do we know where Shiratake or Konyaku rice comes from? Here see the information below.

Shiratake/Shirataki rice comes from a root crop known as the Porang plant. This plant has become the center of attention again since the President of Indonesia, Ir. H. Joko Widodo forbade the export of Porang plants in the form of tubers, during his visit to the city of Madiun, Central Java, 2019.

The Porang plant itself is known to have many benefits and is good for consumption because of its low calories. This plant can also be processed into various types of food such as rice, cake product mix, cosmetics, organic glue and water purifier.

One of the nutritional content contained in this plant is glucomannan which is known to be very effective in lowering blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol in the blood.

Here I will explain in more detail about the content contained in 100 grams of the Porang plant:

Glucomannan (50 grams)
Carbohydrates (Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose)
Protein (1.64 grams)
Fat (0.0004 grams)
Phosphorus (57 milligrams)
Manganese (0.2 milligrams)
Iron (4.06 milligrams)
Copper (0.08 milligrams)

Can Porang plants make a big profit?

Of course, this plant can benefit us especially as citizens of Indonesia, we live in the tropics where this plant can grow more and as high as 1.5 meters in a tropical rain forest. In addition, this plant can also grow on any type of soil at an altitude of 0 to 700 meters above sea level.

The following are the characteristics of the Porang plant:
At every branch meeting there are bubils or frogs
Has a smooth and yellowish bark
Grows with green and white striped stems
It has broad, pointed leaves and is light green in color.

As additional information for all of you who want to start a Porang plant business, this plant has a great opportunity to be developed and exported. And some of the countries that have now recorded the most exports are Japan, Vietnam, China, and Australia.

That’s my explanation about the porang plant and what are the ingredients in the porang plant, I hope my explanation is useful for you and you can learn more about the porang plant. For those who want to start a porang business, you must read my explanation. Hopefully it can be useful for you my explanation, thank you and I hope you can be successful.

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