1NEWS, Bandung —
Jengkol is the most popular food in Indonesia and even Southeast Asia. Jengkol itself can be processed with a variety of dishes, such as stews, fried chili sauce, chips, mixed in rendang, or can be eaten directly.
In addition to its delicious taste, jengkol also has many important nutrients, such as vitamins A and B, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. Because of these nutrients, jengkol can lower blood pressure, accelerate wound healing, and many other benefits.
However, in addition to these nutritional content, jengkol also contains jengkolic acid compounds which can cause poisoning if it accumulates too much in the body.
What are the dangers of consuming jengkol in excess? Come on, see the following explanation quoted from various sources, Monday (4/18/2022).
1. Digestive Disorders
Generally, a person will show symptoms of jengkol poisoning 5-12 hours after consuming jengkol. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, pain when urinating, and blood in the urine.
If it continues, kidney failure can occur which is characterized by not passing urine or urine that comes out in very small amounts.
Many factors can cause a person to experience jengkol poisoning. These include body resistance, stomach acidity, the amount of jengkol consumed, the age of the jengkol seeds, and how to cook them.