FPIK, SEMARANG –
Five students from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (FPIK), Diponegoro University (UNDIP) successfully won a bronze medal at the Korea International Women’s Inventions Expositions (KIWIE) 2020 event. They collaborated to make a product called Chiberry Jam and it was successfully exhibited in the international arena. Chiberry Jam or which stands for Chitosan & Strawberry Jam is a food product that uses local strawberries and waste from shrimp carapace to be used as jam as an alternative food for cholesterol sufferers.
Apart from being able to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, this product is predicted to be able to reduce waste generated from the shrimp farming industry and support increased agricultural yields, especially domestic strawberries.
The five outstanding students referred to are Nurfitri Lutfiah Sufiani, Rissinta Mahdalena, Sarrah Nadhifah Azmy, Yolla Febriani and Nalia Tasya Gunawan. The five students are active students of the Department of Fisheries Product Technology (THP) FPIK UNDIP. Despite the limited conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, they have proven by making achievements in the international arena. In the future, they hope that Chiberry Jam can be produced through clinical trials, so that it can be consumed and have a positive impact on the health of the Indonesian people. (BEMFPIK).