How To Make Calamansi Juice Concentrate

Calamansi is commonly used as a condiment for dishes. However, it can also be used in making calamansi juice concentrate which prefers by most parents in preparing nutritious juice drink for their family. Like other citrus fruits, the calamansi is high in vitamin C.

calamansi juice concentrate

Calamansi Concentrate

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

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

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 4 1/2 cups of calamansi juice, add 1/4-1/3 tsp. sodium benzoate dissolved in water.
5. Heat the mixture up to 75oC 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)
Photo: flavoursofiloilo.blogspot.com

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6 Responses

  1. My mom and I started exploring natural juice concentrate as our drinks during our mealtime, along with water, of course. We’ll definitely try out calamansi juice since we love trying different fruits not found in the country. I’ll share this with her, so we can try to make it tomorrow. Thanks.

  2. Fedinand Ginete says:

    the number 7.do i have to boil it with the bottle for 20 minutes?

  3. Ardie quiamjot says:

    I have plantation of kalamanse can you help me how to start making juice

  4. jose alfredo cruz says:

    May I ask where to buy Sodium Benzoate in Manila?
    thank you and more power

  5. Annatiamson says:

    so yummy!!!

  6. YP says:

    Cool, i’ll make these when i come back to the province where there are many Calamansi..

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