An Edible Collaboration Kaum Jakarta, Sorghum Foods Indonesia, and Cahaya Naturals

Potato Head Family’s KaumJakarta joins with Sorghum Foods Indonesia and Cahaya Naturals to put a spotlight on almost forgotten Indonesian ingredients that deserve a comeback : sorgum (Sorghum bicolor) and nyamplung/tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum)


(JAKARTA) In keeping with KAUM’s ongoing mission to reawaken Indonesia’s culinary heritage and almost-forgotten ingredients from across the archipelago, Kaum joins Sorghum Foods Indonesia  and Cahaya Naturals to put a spotlight on sorgum (Sorghum bicolor) and nyamplung/tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum). Sorghum deserves to make a comeback due to its rich nutritions especially in fiber, minerals, and protein. It even contains antioxidants higher than blueberries
and pomegranates. Not to forget, it is also a safe grain alternative for people with celiac disease and gluten insensitivity. Meanwhile nyamplung plants are widely grown in coastal area of Indonesia, from Pulau Seribu, Ujung Kulon, Alas Purwo, Pangandaran until Biak Papua. Commercial uses of tamanu essential oil are predominantly for natural skin care. The oil has medicinal value and use as a biofuel.

The collaborative program will take place at Kaum Jakarta starting from March 1 until 31 with creative contents to pay homage to Indonesia’s biodiversity and the future of food :




Sorghum Plants Installation by Sorghum Foods Indonesia

Since sorghum is considered as an almost forgotten ingredient in Indonesia, this collaboration will showcase different types of physical sorghum  plants to let public discover the shape, size, color, and smell of the  plant using their senses. Public is encouraged to share their sensory  experience with sorghum plants through their social media account.

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