KEUMAMAH : A TRADITIONAL FISH PROCESSING AND PROSPECT FOR DEVELOPMENT

 
 
Penulis: Rima Kumalasari and Ari Rahayuningtyas
Fisheries sub sector plays an important role in supporting nutritional protein supply for Indonesian people. Aceh region is a part of Indonesia that has considerable potential for fisheries. Fish is the main food for Aceh people; one of the fish processed that thrive in Aceh is "Keumamah". Keumamah or Ikan kayu (dried fish stick or wooden fish) is made from raw tuna (Thunnus thynnus), cakalang (Katsuwonus pelamis), or tongkol (Euthynnus affinis), dried fillet and shaved-fish is looks like wood. Keumamah processing technology is a traditional fish preservation process (grassroots) with a combination of boiling and drying hard. Wooden fish flesh colored brown to dark brown with a hard texture wood block-looks. This product has a unique taste and flavor, used as condiment or basic ingredients of cuisine, and has a long shelf life than fresh fish. If carefully made in a process that can take up to one months at room temperature storage and can last up to six months at refrigerator temperature storage. Wooden fish processed has maintained its originality and potential to be developed into products of the regions, because it can be processed in a simple, has a unique value, and can be done on an industrial scale household. However, this traditional fish processing still needs to get attention because of the low quality and nutritional value, inconsistencies in the functional properties, and the lack of quality assurance as well as safety assurance. This grassroots innovation potential seems to get the service of R and D to further develop it to become more competitive as a commercialized commodity. The development of traditional processing should be started from research, followed by dissemination, and supported by provision of facilities needed. Keywords: keumamah, dried-fish, preservation, Aceh

Penulis pertama dari dua penulis. Naskah Proceeding International Seminar On Enhanching Grassroots Innovation Competitiveness For Poverty Alleviation EGICPA 2012

ISSN / ISBN / IBSN : 978-602-14149-0-3

No. Arsip : LIPI-12043