Five students of Gadjah Mada University to develop processed oyster mushrooms as a substitute for meat in burgers, said Bayu Hartono Ahmad, one of his students at the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, which developed the oyster mushroom burger Bayu Hartono Ahmad in Yogyakarta, on Thursday.

"Oyster mushrooms are widely consumed by people, but its processing is merely used as satay, tongseng, or chips. We try to diversify with a replacement process them into meat in burgers," he said. Besides Ahmad Bayu Hartono, four other students were Aris Misbah, Dyah Retna Wulan, Endah Princess Hadia, and Endang Febrianti.

Ahmad said the burgers are labeled `Burger` Tirex is a food low in cholesterol because they do not use meat as the content of burgers. "Oyster mushrooms contain fat just as much as 0.17 percent. In addition, low carbohydrate content, so the product is safe for consumption with hypertension and diabetes," he said.

According to him to maintain the availability of oyster mushrooms, he and four others have oyster mushroom garden in Cangkringan, Sleman."We have own mushroom garden located in the village of Cangkringan, each day can harvest up to 25 kg. Time fungi that are not used for mushroom burger processed into chips and sold," he said.

He said until now, this oyster mushroom burger business already has four outlets in Yogyakarta and one outlet in Solo."Turnover generated from the sale of oyster mushroom burger is around Rp20 million in one month," he said. According to him, to expand marketing network, he and four others would open five outlets in Medan and other cities. "We will develop the business by opening new outlets in Medan in early October 2010," he said. this information from here

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