Bongkrek acid

Bongkrek acid is a respiratory toxin produced in fermented coconut or corn. It is highly toxic because the compound inhibits the ADPATP translocase. It has been implicated in deaths resulting from eating the coconut-based product known as tempe bongkrèk, which is banned in Indonesia.

About Bongkrek acid in brief

Summary Bongkrek acidBongkrek acid is a respiratory toxin produced in fermented coconut or corn contaminated by the bacterium Burkholderia gladioli pathovar cocovenenans. It is highly toxic because the compound inhibits the ADPATP translocase.

It has been implicated in deaths resulting from eating the coconut-based product known as tempe bongkrèk, which is banned in Indonesia.