Lontong Kupang

Lontong Kupang is the name of East Java regional specialties. The food is well-known, especially in the area of ​​Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Pasuruan. In the eastern coastal areas of East Java, is the famous Kupang Keraton. Keraton name is taken from an area name or a name of the subdistrict in Pasuruan. It has long been residents of this area are looking for and trade mussel shells. either sold raw or in the form of culinary (Lontong Kupang).

Lontong Kupang

People believe when eating Lontong Kupang while drinking coconut water, all the diseases in the body, people who eat it became healthy. Lontong Kupang served with satay mussels and drinking water are presented together with young coconut shell or with a glass of coconut ice.

The main material used is a white mussel (Corbula faba H), which is a kind of marine animal shells small shape of the grains of rice and soy beans. Kupang that have been peeled and cooked, add Lontong and lentho, then given a little gravy paste and lime juice. To serve is usually combined with scallop skewers, and drinks coconut water.

Kupang also have a source of essential amino acids are good. Kupang white and mussels in red have 17 amino acids, while the 17 amino acids that contains 10 kinds of essential amino acids necessary for the body, among other things: threonine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine, lysine, trypsin, histidine and arginine , Essential amino acids can not be shaped by the human body, but must be obtained from the daily diet.

The content of micronutrients kupang beneficial for the health of Fe (iron) and Zn (zinc / zinc). Iron is needed in the body for the formation of red blood cells, while Zinc is an essential component of several enzymes for metabolism in the body. Kupang also contains fatty acids that the human body needs. Red Kupang containing 8.97 LA (linoleic acid), 2.77% EPA (eicosapentaenoic), 3.65% DHA (acid dokoheksanoat). While the white mussels containing 12.31% LNA (linoleic acid), 6.52% EPA and DHA 6.61. The essential fatty acids omega-3 form a component that launched the transport of oxygen and macronutrient (protein, fat, and karbrohidrat) into the cells of the body so as to assist the disposal of metabolic waste products such as carbon dioxide from the cells, while the EPA is effective in reducing muscle damage.

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