What are the recipes for making grass jelly instant powder with real grass jelly extract and without real grass jelly extract?


Black cincau or black grass jelly (Mesona palustris BL) is a traditional food and used as a mixture for desserts or beverages and is believed to have a medicinal function in Indonesia. Mesona palustris BL contains a non-starch polysaccharide known as Mesone Blumes Gum (MBG) which interacts with starch (Lersch, 2014).

Grass Jelly Powder Recipes/ Composition

Example 1 – With real grass jelly extract

Ingredients used:

  • Sugar
  • Glucose
  • Grass Extract Powder
  • Starch
  • Cellulose Gum
  • Gelling agents (Agar agar, Guar gum, Carrageenan, Locust bean gum, Xanthan gum, Arabic Gum)
  • Emulsifier
  • Stabilizer

(JK Foods, n.d.).

Example 2 – without real grass jelly extract


  • 500 ml of Water
  • Mint (Dried or fresh leaves)
  • 0 g grain sea salt
  • ½ of table sugar
  • 5 g konjac (0.1%)
  • 0 g carrageenan (0.2%)


  1. Prepare a herbal tea or infusion of herbs.
  2. Add sugar and a grain of salt. Infuse for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add Konjac and carrageenan (can be replaced by Xanthan gum).
  4. Mix and then boil for a couple of minutes.
  5. Strain into ramekins or bowls.
  6. Jelly can be used as it is.

(Lersch, 2014).



Feng, T., Zhuang, H. N., Jing, Z. Y. & Gu, Z. P. (2010). Fast Mesona Powder and preparation method and application thereof. China Patent CN101756240 A.

JK Foods. (n.d.). Tender Grass Jelly Powder.

Lersch, M. (2014). Texture – A hydrocolloid recipe collection(v. 3.0.). San Francisco, California: Khymos.

Ma, H. Y. (2011). Grass jelly-containing ice lolly and preparation method thereof. China Patent CN 102524506 B.

Prakoso, A. B. B. (2013). Improvement of Green Grass (Premna oblongifolia Merr.) Jelly’s Production Process and Its Effects on Physical and Functional Properties(Unpublished Bachelor’s Thesis). Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.

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