4 Easy Steps to Make Tocino for Business – It’s easy to start a business processing raw meat into sweet pork or tocino and then selling it for profit. You can start your tocino making business with P6,000 to P7,000 capital.
Why this will click
You may consign your product with dealers, canteen operators, caterers and grocery stores.
*Measuring spoons and cups
*Kitchen weighing scales
*Mixing bowls (preferably stainless steel)
4 Easy Steps to Make the Tocino
1. Some entrepreneurs prefer using lactic acid to wash the meat before processing ” to preserve its water-holding capacity and kill off bacteria,” says Lourdes Rivera, a lecturer on meat processing at the Ultima Entrepinoy Forum Center in Quezon City and the author of a book on the same subject. “Instead of washing with water, wipe the meat with cloth and rinse with lactic acid.”
2. Chill the meat at 4 degrees Celsius at least an hour before processing.
3. Slice it before curing it with salt, phosphate, vitamin C, and chilled water. Mix the extenders and seasoning and add them to the meat. You may also add spices like pepper, onions, garlic, paprika, ginger, laurel and oregano as well as anisado wine, monosodium glutamate, soy sauce, and hydrolyzed vegetable protein to enhance the meat’s flavor.
4. Cure the meat at room temperature or refrigerate it for eight to 12 hours before packing it in polyethylene bags (half a kilogram for each bag). Finally, store the meat in the freezer where it will keep up to three months.
How Much Will You Make
Rivera says you’ll make as much as P37.15 per kilogram of tocino if you mark it up by 30 to 50 percent of your production cost.
Source: Entrepreneur 45 Home-Base Business Ideas Book