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Calamansi (Citrofortunella microcarpa) is native to the Philippines. Out of calamansi fruit we can make a calamansi concentrate which makes a good ingredient in making various juices and beverages. Calamansi concentrate making is a good home business idea for everyone to make additional income for the family.

Calamansi

Calamansi fruit

Here’s how to make calamansi concentrate:


Ingredients:

70 pcs. calamansi (medium size)
Sugar (if desired)
“Sodium benzoate”

Utensils:

Kitchen knife, Mixing bowl, Cheesecloth, Casserole for cooking, Spoon, Cooking stove, Bottles (8 oz ), Measuring spoon, Measuring cups, Chopping board, Strainer

Procedure:

1. Carefully wash the fruits with water
2. Cut crosswise and squeeze the juice through a cheesecloth
3. Add sugar if necessary The amount of sugar added is according to taste
4. For every 41/2 cups of calamansi juice, and 1/4-1/3 tsp sodium benzoate dissolved in water
5. Heat the mixture up to 75 C or until the mixture is about to boil. Continue to maintain at this temperature for about 5 minutes while stirring constantly
6. Transfer while hot to sterile bottles. Cover the bottles
7. Boil for 20 minutes. Close tightly and let cool in an inverted position
8. Wipe dry and store in a cool place

Source: Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST)

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