How to Make Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ)

Number of Days to Make: 7 Days

Things Needed

  • Knife for chopping
  • 1 kilo of Ripe Fruit Meat
  • 1 kilo of Molasses
  • Jar
  • Paper
  • String

How to Make

  1. Prepare the Ripe Fruit Meat by peeling the skin and removing the seed of the fruit.
  2. Chop the Ripe Fruit Meat into little pieces. About the size of a 10 peso coin (1 inch diameter) will do.
  3. Put the chopped ripe fruit meat inside the jar.
  4. Put the kilo of molasses in and mix.
  5. Cover the jar with paper and tie it securely with the string.
  6. Leave the jar in a cool and dry place for 7 days to ferment. Away from sunlight and rain.
  7. After 7 days, separate the liquid from the solids. The liquid is the Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ).

Notes

Ripe Fruit Meat

  • This means that you should not include the skin and seed of the fruit.
  • You may use what’s readily available here in the Philippines such as Banana, Manggo, Papaya, Avocado, etc.
  • Different fruits has different nutrition making different effects. Better if you can use different fruits or a single fruit to get the desired nutrients.
  • Avoid using fruits that were treated with Calcium Carbide (kalburo) or any other chemical treatments.

Molasses

  • Molasses are not readily available in public markets around the Philippines.
  • A good substitute is brown sugar. The browner the better.
  • Do not use white sugar.
  • You do not have to mix the brown sugar with water to make it liquid. The rise in temperature due to fermentation will melt the brown sugar.

Jar

  • If jars are too expensive or are not readily available in your location you can use plastic water containers.

Paper

  • Any kind of paper as long as it could cover your wooden box.
  • The readily available paper to almost all places in the Philippines is newspaper.

String

  • Many times this could get loose. Use a rubber band instead.
  • This will also prevent ants and other insects from entering.

 

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