Talas Beneng (Xanthosoma undipes K.Kock) has a high economic value because almost all part of this plant can be put to use. For example, tubers as food ingredients, stem as animal feed ingredients, and leaves with zero nicotine content as raw material for herbal cigarettes.
Talas Beneng has a height of more than 2 meters and a harvestable lenght that can reach up to 1.2-1.5 meters.
The weight of this stem tuber also reaches 35 kg – 45 kg if harvested at 2 years of age.
Research shows that Xanthosoma Undipes has fairly good nutritional content.
Nutritional Content of Beneng Varieties Taro Flour (Xantoshoma Undipes K Kock)
- Moisture content 10.11 g/ 100 g
- Ash content 5.00 g/ 100 g
- Protein 5.42 g/100 g
- Fat 0.60 g /100 g
- Carbs 78.87 g/100 g
- Energy 343 cal/100g
- Fe 12.10 mg/100g
- Zn 8.41 mg/100 g
- Vitamin B1 0.73 mg/100 g
- Vitamin B2 0.79 mg/100 g
Source, Laboratory test results of the Center for Biomedical and basic health technology, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia