Vol 5 No 11 (2019): EPH - International Journal of Science And Engineering (ISSN: 2454 - 2016)

Effect of Consumption of Flour of Porang Kamorphopalus Mueleri Blume) on Glucose Absorption in the Digestive System through Meal Tolerance Test (MTT) and Reverse Intestine Test

Idiek Donowarti
Agriculture Faculty, Wisnuwardhana University, Malang
Published December 2, 2019
  • Porang flour,
  • glucose,
  • MTT,
  • reversed colon,
  • rat


Porang flour is known to contain high glucomannan so that it can be beneficial in health.

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of porang flour absorbing on decreasing sugar absorbent in the digestive system.

The study was conducted through two experimental studies, the first through the Meal Tolerance Test (MTT) and the second through the reverse intestinal test. Giving porang flour consists of 3 doses of 0,3 g, 0,4 g and 0,5 g / kg BW respectively and using Wistar strain white rat test animals.

The results of research through MTT found that increasing the consumption of porang flour consumption can significantly reduce rat blood glucose levels at the end of the observation time of 120 minutes.

While in the reverse bowel test, the results showed that an increase in the administration of porang flour in rat jejunum succeeded in reducing the absorption of reducing sugars in rat jejunum.


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