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Producing Nata de Coco

By Pinoy Farmer | April 30, 2009
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1 kg. fresh coconut, grated
325 mL or 1ΒΌ cups glacial acetic acid
600 g or 3 cups refined sugar
500 ml or 2 cups coconut water
12 L tap water
2 L nata starter*


1. Mix grated coconut with water. Strain thru cheesecloth.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
3. Pour the mixture into clean sterile fermenting basins or jars (2 inches depth). Set aside starter for use in 3-5 days.
4. Ferment for 12-14 days.
5. Harvest. Wash.
6. To cook it into a dessert:
- Cut nata into cubes or desired size.
- Boil in several changes of water until acidic taste or smell is completely removed.
- Cook in sugar at 1:1 ratio. If desired, add pineapple tidbits or nangka as flavorant.

NATA DE COCO (tap water)


1 kg matured coconut, grated 400 ml
glacial acetic acid
2 kg refined sugar
28 L tap water
5 L nata starter


1. Mix grated coconut with tap water. Strain through cheesecloth.
2. Mix the rest of the ingredients.
3. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
4. Pour into clean, sterile fermenting basins or plastic trays. Cover with clean paper.
5. Ferment for 8-10 days.
6. Harvest, remove scum, wash and cut into cubes or desired size.
7. Boil in several changes of water until acidic taste/smell is completely removed.
8. Cook in sugar at a 1:1 ratio (1 kilo sugar to 1 kilo nata or 3/4 kilo sugar to 1 kilo nata). Boil until nata cubes become transparent.

Source: DOST

Topics: Agri-Business, Food Processing, How to, Technologies | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Producing Nata de Coco”

  1. elgen cadalo Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    who want to buy raw nata de coco.serious buyer only.

  2. Let Ordono Says:
    July 17th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    where can we buy nata starter and glacial acetic acid

  3. elgen Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 8:00 am

    in the DOST or you can buy also nata de coco starter through :cadaloelgen@yahoo.com or 09057852547

  4. roco Says:
    August 27th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    does anybody got an updated information on the production vs. sales of nata de coco, raw or processed in the philippines alone? especialy from those who already ventured in such enterprise which may have been a part of their market study or industry study? thanks!

  5. glenda Says:
    February 13th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    where can i buy acetic acid from nata-de-coco?..it’s the effluent of nata-de-coco..i live in laguna.tnx

  6. helen abdulla Says:
    April 24th, 2011 at 6:35 am

    hi, i am helen abdulla,a farmer from jolo,sulu..ask ko lang po kung saan ako maka avail ng NATA STARTER and Glacial acetic acid?

  7. reynaldo makiling Says:
    August 4th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    i want glacial acetic acid and nata starter for my project cnu pede maka tulong im from makati pls contact me @09056811623 kung saan ako pede makabili,