Jan
20
2013

How to Make Nata de Coco

Nata de coco is a chewy, translucent, jelly-like food product produced by the bacterial fermentation of coconut water. Nata de coco is most commonly sweetened as a candy or dessert, and can accompany many things including pickles, drinks, ice cream, and fruit mixes. Nata de coco is highly regarded for its high dietary fiber, and its zero fat and cholesterol content. No preservatives or other chemicals are added to Nata de coco.

NATA DE COCO FROM COCONUT WATER

Materials:

  • Coconut water
  • Acetic acid
  • Refined sugar
  • Nata starter
  • Ammonium phosphate

Equipments:

  • Weighing scale
  • Strainers
  • Wide-mouthed glass jars or basins
  • Kettles

Procedure:

  1. The collected coconut water is filtered through a cheesecloth. One hundred (100 gms.) refined sugar and 5 grams monobasic ammonium phosphate is mixed for every liter of coconut water in a container. The container is covered and the mixture allowed to boil. It is then allowed to cool after boiling and 6.9 ml. of glacial acetic acid is added.
  2. 110-150 ml. of starter (available at ITDI) is added to the mixture. It is subsequently transferred to big mouthed clean jars leaving ample space atop mixture and covered with clean cheese cloth. The culture is allowed to grow at room temperature for 15 days or more. Note: Do not move jars during growth period.
  3. Harvest is ready after 15 days or more, making sure that all conditions are aseptic so as to enable one to reuse the remaining liquid which serves as starter for succeeding preparations.
  4. Dessert Making. The “nata” is cut into cubes and is subjected to a series of boiling with fresh water until acidity is totally removed. One kilo of refined sugar is added for every kilo of nata and are mixed. It is brought to boiling until the “nata” cubes become transparent.

NATA DE COCO FROM COCONUT MILK

Materials:

  • 1 kilo Grated coconut
  • 600 gms. Refined sugar
  • 1/2 liter Coconut water 12 liters Ordinary water
  • 2 liters Nata starter (available at ITDI)
  • 325 cc Glacial acetic acid (available in drugstores)

Procedure:

  1. Extract the cream from the coconut, strain through a cheesecloth.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Transfer to big mouthed clean jars and allow around 2-3 inches in height of the liquid.
  4. Cover with a clean cheesecloth. The culture is allowed to grow at room temperature for 15 days or more. Note: Do not move the jars during growth period.
  5. Harvest is ready after 15 days or more, making sure that all conditions are aseptic so as to enable one to reuse the remaining liquid which serves as starter for succeeding preparations.
  6. Dessert Making: The “nata” is cut into cubes and is subjected to a series of boiling with fresh water until acidity is totally removed. One kilo of refined sugar is added for every kilo of nata and are mixed. It is brought to boiling until the “nata” cubes become transparent.

For supplies and materials, and more information, contact:

Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI)
DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City
Tel Nos.: (02) 837-2071 to 82 locs 2182, 2218, 2180
Telefax Nos.: (02) 837-3167/6150/6156
Web: www.itdi-dost.com

source: elgu2.ncc.gov.ph

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