Rice that is generally consumed by Indonesian people is that does not have important nutrient such as Î²-carotene. Therefore, the way to supply Î²-carotene requirement in staple foods can be done through Î²-carotene biofortification by genetic engineering of the rice plant. PAC Nagdong/ IR36 is transgenic Golden Rice which can produce Î²-carotene. The research aimed to determine some nutritional content of PAC Nagdong/ IR36 rice lines that include carbohydrate, amylose, amylopectin, protein, lipid, and Î²-carotene content. Amylose was measured using the iodine colorimetric method, whereas the contents of amylopectin and carbohydrates were measured using the by difference method. Protein was measured using the Bradford method, lipid was measured using Proctor and Bowen method, while Î²-carotene content was measured using the colorimetric method. PAC Nagdong/ IR36 rice lines had carbohydrate content between 85,06-90,16%, amylose 12,94%- 20,81%, amylopectin 69,35- 76,17%, protein 7,76-8,52 Âµg/Âµl, lipid 0,65-0,90%, and Î²-carotene 231,61-920,52 Âµg/g. Carbohydrate, protein, and Î²-carotene in PAC Nagdong/ IR36 were higher than TN1 rice variety (control). This indicated that PAC Nagdong/ IR36 provided better nutrition. Amylose content of Nagdong/ IR36 PAC rice was low, which donated its potential to produce fluffier rice whereas high Î²-carotene content could be used as a source of Î²-carotene that is useful in overcoming vitamin A deficiency and beneficial for health including in preventing degenerative diseases.
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