Food Business Archive

Producing High Value Foods from Coco Sap

Sequential toddy & nut production (SCTNP) technology which produces toddy and nuts from the same spathe of the palms has provided the farmers to increase farm income without sacrificing the copra products and fully maximize the economic potential of the palms with the addition of another product which is the coconut sap or toddy. It has high total sugar, ascorbic […]

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Value-Added Products from Guyabano

Guyabano or soursop is one of the minor crops that is gaining popularity because of its economic uses. It is a nutritious fruit, rich in ascorbic acid, potash, phosphorous and calcium. The edible portion is 70% with food energy of 63 calories and the sugar content ranges from 4 to 14%. The nature green fruits […]

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How to Make Puto Bumbong (steamed glutinous rice)

Puto bumbong is one of the favorite Christmas delicacies of Filipinos. It is derive from the words “puto” (steamed glutinous rice) and “bumbong” (bamboo canon or cylinder). It is considered a delicacy that has a unique preparation. It makes use of a “lansungan”, a heat steamer mounted on a pot of boiling water. It is […]

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Coconut Processing Technology: Coconut Flour

Coconut flour refers to the screened food-grade product obtained after drying, expelling and/or extracting most of the oil or meat from coconut meat. The granulation is dependent upon the degree of grinding and meshing to which the raw material has been subjected and varies from 30-250 mesh. Coconut flour is proven to contain dietary fiber. TYPES OF […]

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Coconut Processing Technology: Young Coconut Water

Coconut water is the liquid endosperm obtained from a young coconut (6 – 8 months) which is pure, nutritious and wholesome natural beverage. The sterile water, which is approximately 200 –750 ml, is enclosed with a hard shell and a well-lined layer (8 – 10 mm) of coconut meat. Coconut water is high in ionic nutrients (electrolytes) such […]

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How to Make Century Eggs

This simple procedure adds value as well as extending the shelf life of duck eggs. Century eggs are a very popular traditional Chinese delicacy, served as an appetizer or as a condiment for some dishes. What Is a Century Egg ? Pidan (Chinese) or alkalized egg is a traditional Chinese delicacy made from either duck […]

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Natural Fruit Juice Blends of Soursop with Mango and Calamansi

Soursop grows abundantly in the Philippines. Thus, a blend of soursop and other fruits was developed to introduce new juice products. Specifically, soursop was blended with mango pulp and calamansi extract ( Fig. 1(479)), combined flavor that can very well compete with single-flavored juices. Acceptability In a survey conducted, 42% of the respondents liked very […]

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How to Make Boneless Buffalo Wings

Chili’s® Boneless Buffalo Wings This clone of Chili’s new menu items gives us the zesty flavor of traditional Buffalo chicken wings without the bones or skin. That’s because these “wings” are actually nuggets sliced from chicken breast fillets that are breaded and fried, then smothered with the same type of spicy wing sauce used on […]

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Processing Cassava into Flour for Human Food

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz.) is one of the most important cash crops in Thailand ( Fig. 1(439) and Fig. 2(488)). It is planted in about 1.2 million hectares, producing 17.7 million mt each year. About 50- 60% of this production serves as a raw material for cassava chips and pellets ( Fig. 3(453)). These are […]

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Philippine authentic Halal goat, on its way to the market

Problems of authenticity confronting the country’s halal goat industry should be addressed promptly to avoid huge business opportunity losses and ensure participation to international Halal trade. Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) and University of Southern Mindanao (USM) researchers, in a study, observed that Muslim farmers raised goats, which are classified as halal, but are only […]

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Processing of Seaweed Taffi

Seaweed is one of the most important fisheries products of Indonesia, either as a source of fish farmers’ income or for foreign exchange. Seaweed ( Fig. 1(560)) can be used as an industrial raw material, or as fast food products like taffi. Seaweed taffi ( Fig. 2(484)) is a preserved food which can last longer […]

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Processing of Banana Flour

Banana fruit is a horticultural commodity that can be processed and preserved to expand its marketing value. Various processed banana products have already been developed, such as, sun-dried banana and banana crispy. A new product with a potential commercial value is the banana flour made from fresh and ripe banana. Processing of Banana Flour Materials […]

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