Benefits of Traditional Foods

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The advantages of traditional food:

1. Contain fewer chemicals

Traditional food traditional food is no chemicals food.

2. Health benefits

Many traditional foods are beneficial to health. Example: the sweets or pickles made of fruits and vegetables.

3. Nutritious

Indonesian traditional foods contain a lot of good nutrition and nutrients that good for health. Like rendang from West Sumatera, made from meat-containing proteins.

4. Made from natural ingredients

Indonesian traditional food made from ingredients that highly nutritious, healthy, and safe. Like artificial colorings made from pandan leaves.

5. According to the taste of Indonesian society

Indonesian traditional food accordance of the public taste. So it is believed to have good potential to be developed.

6. Cheaper

Indonesian traditional foods are cheaper than foreign foods.

7. Easier to find

Indonesian traditional foods are available and easier to find. Like the sale of souvenirs and traditional local markets.

8. Creates jobs

Another positive economic effect of a more locally-based food system is shown by creation of new jobs and small businesses.

9. Economic progress

One advantage of local food is not talked about much but should be since it has tremendous potential to bring about positive change in communities all over the industrialized world. This is the economic impact of shifting to a more locally-based diet. Since every household in every community spends a significant chunk of money on food, the impact on the local economy of shifting even a portion of the expenditures to local items can be quite large.

10. Economic benefits

The existence of economic ( forward or backward linkages) profits in line with more options and variety of food from traditional food product, imported and the combination of both Indonesian and foreign food. So it can also be introduced to foreign markets.

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