How to Make Fish Amino Acid (FAA)

Number of Days to Make: 20 days

Things Needed

  • 1 kilo of Fish trash (head, bone, intestines, scales, gills,  etc)
  • 1 kilo of molasses
  • Jar
  • Paper
  • String

How to Make

  1. Collect a kilo of Fish Trash.
  2. Place the Fish Trash inside the Jar.
  3. Put in a kilo of molasses in the Jar and mix.
  4. Cover the Jar with paper and tie it with the string.
  5. Place the jar in a cool dry place. Away from sunlight and rain. Leave it there for 20 days.
  6. After 20 days, separate the liquid from the solids. The liquid has the Fish Amino Acids (FAA).

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Ratio of Fish Trash to Molasses

  • The advised ration is 1 kilo of Fish Trash is to 1 kilo of Molasses.

Fish Trash

  • All the parts of the fish can be used even its meat.


  • I’ve tried looking for it on public markets in the Philippines, this is not readily available there.
  • A good substitute is brown sugar. The browner the sugar the better.
  • Do not use white sugar.
  • You do not have to mix water with the brown sugar just to make it liquid. It will melt due to the fermentation of the mixture.


  • If jars are not available in your location, you may substitute it would plastic water containers.


  • Use what’s readily available in your area.
  • It does not have to be fancy paper or bond paper. An ordinary paper will do.
  • In fact, newspaper will do the job.


  • If you’re not good with tying object like the mouth of a jar with paper this will come loose.
  • Better if you use rubber bands.

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