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"How to reduce jengkol odor"

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Jengkol is a food that is often consumed by Indonesian people. The food is widely processed and combined with various other ingredients. Usually jengkol is processed into stews or chili balado.

But there are still many who are reluctant to consume jengkol because of the smell effect after eating. Sometimes after eating jengkol mouth becomes smelly and when urinating also becomes jengkol smell. That is why some people do not like jengkol.

Despite the smell, jengkol has various health benefits. Besides, the odor on the jengkol can be removed if you know how to process the right jengkol.

Some studies have found jengkol containing carbohydrates and astiri oil. In fact, this type of vegetable is also a source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, alkaloids, steroids, glycosides, and saponins.

All of these ingredients are certainly very much needed by the body. Then, what are the benefits of jengkol? But before that, you need to know how to cook jengkol so it doesn't smell.

How to get rid of jengkol odor

Jengkol became the dream of some people who could understand how to cook it. If you can process it, jengkol will become more delicious, soft, and does not smell. Here's how to cook jengkol so it doesn't smell:

1. Peel Clean

First of all of course you have to peel the jengkol skin which is brown in color. The membrane on the jengkol must also be removed and thoroughly cleaned. This method aims to eliminate the bitter taste in jengkol.

2. Soak with Ice Water

After peeling it clean, you can soak the jengkol with ice water. This method is very effective to get rid of the smell in vegetables on this one. You can soak it for one night. In addition to ice water, you can also soak jengkol with whiting or milk.

3. Boil Jengkol

Before processing it into stews or balado sauce, you must boil the jengkol for about an hour. This method is useful for removing bitter and odor on the jengkol. Boiling jengkol also aims to make the texture softer.

You can boil jengkol using kaffir lime leaves or guava leaves. In addition, you also need to boil it with bay leaves to remove the smell.

4. Boil Jengkol several times

You can boil the jengkol for several times. This method aims to eliminate the bitter and the smell. If boiled once, the odor in jengkol is still left. You can remove the boiled water first and replace the new water for boiling the second time.

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