TEMPE IS THE WORLD HEALTHIEST FOOD AND EASY TO OBTAIN
Tempe has become one of the daily consumption menus for most Indonesian people. Tempe is an original fermented food from Indonesia which was developed since the early 18th century in the Mataram Sultanate covering the areas of Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java based on Serat Centini literature
Tempe and tempe-based food have been recommended to have been introduced to children since the age of six months as a strategic step for investment in improving nutrition, health, food security, and national social economy. As one of the fermented foods, the nutritional content of tempeh is not only in the source of the protein contained in it, but in tempeh contains microorganisms or microorganisms which help improve health for those who consume them. As a result, tempeh in Indonesia is a fermented food that is very rich in microorganisms which if counted in 1 gram of tempeh can contain millions of bacteria in it. What nutritional values are found in tempeh so that The George Matelijan Foundation in Indonesia’s Food Review (2015) as a non-profit body in consuming healthy food categorizes tempe as one of the world helthiest foods.
Tempe is a healthy food because thera are many the bio-chemical contens at tempe. Tempeh is also very healthy for consumption as raw material for fried tempeh, vegetable tempeh, and various side dishes from tempeh. Tempe is very high content of protein, vegetable fat, fiber / fiber, vitamin A, B1, E, minerals, calcium, polysaccharides, Lecithin and isoflavones. Isoflavones are very helpful in cell growth and anti-cancer, maintaining health, increasing cognitive power and reducing cholesterol (HDL and LDL). The benefits of tempeh besides that can also reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, increase the body’s resistance, and prevent and treat diarrhea.