Banana chips are under-ripe bananas that are cut into slice dipped in syrup solution, dried under the sun or by artificial means, fried and eaten as snack food or dessert. These can be sold both in the local and export markets.

I. Estimated Investment Costs*

Production Cost/Capital Outlay
banana chips processing

II. Procedure

1. Peel under-ripe green bananas and evenly slice crosswise into 5 mm. – 8 mm. thick. Saba, latundan or lakatan varieties may be used as raw material.

2. Immediately soak the sliced bananas (chips) into citric acid solution (made by mixing 1 part lemon juice with 2-3 parts water) for 3-5 minutes to prevent them from turning brown. Note: Solution can be used twice.

3. Drain chips from the solution using plastic sieve.

4. Dip the drained chips in syrup solution (done by mixing 1 cup of sugar with 3 cups of boiling water and adding 1 cup of honey) for 3-5 minutes.

5. Drain the chips from syrup solution and place them in drying tray.

6. Let the chips dry under the sun for 2 days until texture becomes rubbery soft.

7. Heat vegetable oil in the frying pan to 180oC – 200ºC degrees Celsius and dip the chips until they turn golden brown.

8. Drain the oil from the chips and allow to cool to room temperature.

9. Place the chips in moisture-proof polyethylene bags, label, and seal the bags. Place them in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

10. Banana chips are now ready for market.

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III. Estimated Costing and Pricing

A. Product Costing
1) Direct Cost

banana chips processing
banana chips processing
banana chips processing

IV. Business Registration Requirements

1. Business Name Certification
Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) within NCR

a. 12/F Trafalgar Plaza, 105 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel. No.: 811.8232 loc. 208

b. 2/F Park N’Ride, Lawton, P. Burgos Ave., Dr. Basa St. Ermita, Manila
Tel. No.: 536.7153

c. G/F Highway 54 Plaza, EDSA Mandaluyong City (across SM Megamall)
Tel. No.: 706.1767

d. 5/F Araneta Square Mall Monumento Circle, Caloocan City
Tel. No.: 332-0854 / 332-0829

DTI Provincial Office where the business is located or log on to www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph for online registration
Validity: 5 years

2. Mayor’s Permit/Residence Certificate
Municipal or City Office where the business is located
Validity: 1 year

3. Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
National Office, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. Nos.: 929.7676 / 927.2511
Email: contact_us@cctr.bir.gov.ph
www.bir.gov.ph

4. Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD)
Filinvest Corporate Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No. 842.5606
Fax No. 807.0751
Email: bfad@bfad.gov.ph
www.bfad.gov.ph

V. Funding Sources

People’s Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC)
2/F Accelerando Building
395 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Tel. Nos. 897.8521 / 752.3745
Fax Nos. 896.1610 / 325.0449
Email: info@pcfc.ph

VI. Technical Assistance

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City
Tel. Nos.: 837.2071 to 82
Fax No.: 837.8937
Email: efa@dost.gov.ph
www.dost.gov.ph

Technology Resource Center (TRC)
TRC Building, 103 J. Abad Santos corner Lopez Jaena
Sts., Little Baguio, San Juan City
Tel. No.: 727.6205 loc. 208 / 209
www.trc.dost.gov.ph

Source: BUREAU OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (BMSMED)
5/F, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Makati City
Tel. Nos.: (02) 897.1693 / 897.7596 / 890.4968
Fax No.: (02) 896.7916  Email: bmsmed@dti.gov.ph
www.dti.gov.ph