The Tradition of Eating Soil In Tuban

Surely many who think that the land is just a building material, so tile, so a brick, so wall hahaha. but not for this one, in one dearah in indonesia its right in Tuban Regency, East Java, there is snack made from clay, it has become tradition from generation to generation. This snack is known as Ampo

ampo
pembuatan camilan ampo “tanah liat”

the basic ingredients of this meal are made of pure clay without any mixture of any other material. this food or ampo is usually consumed as a snack or snack hehehe, especially in gemanri by women who are pregnant “cravings”. oh yes clay is also referred to as clay in the Java language, or also called geophagi, soil eating habits are also in the oelh some other people in various parts of the world, usually people who live in the tropics or warm.

Myth
well behind the tradition in our country there must be a myth, the food of clay called “Ampo” has become a food that is believed by the people of Java island, especially the people of Central Java, East Java because in belief can strengthen the digestive system. Even eating this tanh can also be trusted as a medicine from various diseases, eittt but wait, this time we will try to find out in terms of study and medical whether it is safe to consume this land, is very dangerous, if dangerous kok simbah simbah we are still alive when first they also eat this food.

well from what we talked about from the myth there will be 2 impacts, advantages and disadvantages, following his reviews.

Advantages
a study says that it turns out that clay or sterile clay has an effect to comfort the stomach and helps in protecting from bacteria and virus attacks. This clay can also bind some bacteria and microbes, pathogens and viruses. so that the land that is fed into a kind of mud mask for intestine hut .. hmm how bener not ya

Loss
There is a clear risk in the consumption of clay contaminated by animal or human feces, especially the risk of parasitic eggs, such as roundworms that can stay for years in the soil and may cause problems. It can also increase the risk of contracting Tetanus. However, this risk is generally understood by most people or tribes who consume clay. The kids’ excitement to get involved in consuming ampos makes them more susceptible to worm infections. Other hazards associated with eating clays include tooth enamel damage, ingestion of various bacteria, various forms of soil contamination, and intestinal obstruction. But the process of processing a pretty good clay by cooking or baking can reduce the risk.

nah already know it hahahahah now we discuss how to make it

Ways of making

How to make Ampo is very simple and easy. However, the land used as raw materials to make the ampo can not be careless, but must be soft clay type of clay and free of sand, gravel, or stone.

From the ground that has been collected, the maker then forms a box-shaped dough or some other form by adding enough water to make the dough soil with a non-sticky character in the hand. To make the dough the box, the soil added with water little by little while occasionally pounded with a tool like a big hammer of wood. After the dough is ready, the next process is to scrape or shrink the soil at the top of the dough bit by bit using a bamboo knife blade. The result of shavings that shaped like a wick stick with a length of 6-8 cm is called ampo. Ampo was then collected and placed on a pot of clay pottery to be smoked over a wood stove.

Bibliography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampo

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