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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2018) 47(2): 113–117

 

AMINO ACID AND FATTY ACID PROFILING OF LOCAL

FERMENTED RICE POWDER (BEDAK SEJUK) AND

ITS SOAKING WATER

 

SAIDATUL FARRAH MUHAMMAD JOHAR1, MOHD ALIF AFIFE DZULFAKAR1 and

NOORHISHAM TAN KOFLI1,2*

1Chemical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

2Research Centre for Sustainable Process Technology (CESPRO),

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,

43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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Accepted 18 April 2018, Published online 25 May 2018


ABSTRACT

This research was done to determine the amino acids and fatty acids profiles in bedak sejuk and its soaking water. The results of shows 16 out of 17 types of amino acids detected in both bedak sejuk and soaking water. The amino acids detected were aspartic acid, serine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, arginine, threonine, alanine, proline, tyrosine, valine, methionine, lysine, isoleucine, leucine, and phenylalanine. Glutamic acid was found to be the highest concentration in bedak sejuk at 10.33 g/g × 10-3 (w/w) and the lowest was methionine at 0.36 g/g × 10-3 g (w/w). In soaking water samples glutamic acid and methionine were the highest and lowest concentrations at 1.31 g/g × 10-3 and 0.055 g/g × 10-3 (w/w), respectively. As for fatty acid profiles, only seven out of 37 types of fatty acid tested were discovered in the soaking water while 17 were detected in bedak sejuk. The highest concentration of fatty acids in bedak sejuk was linoleic acid at 44.336% (w/w) followed by palmitic acid at 34.791% (w/w) and oleic acid was the highest concentration at 21.561% (w/w) in soaking water.

Key words: Bedak sejuk, rice cosmetics, amino acid, fatty acid, rice fermentation

 

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