Business Guides on Starting Banana Chips Processing – Banana chips are under-ripe bananas which are cut into slices, dipped in syrup solution, dried under the sun or by artificial means, fried and eaten as snack food or dessert.
Banana chips are highly in-demand overseas. With P500.00 capital, you can start your business on making banana chips. If you want to make banana chips as a business, your earning will depend on how much you can cook. It will take one day to cook 30 kilos worth of banana chips; and if you want to make the sugared kind, you have to cook the bananas a second time, so that takes up another day.
In this kind of business, you should be patient in perfecting your cooking skills. You can make banana chips that will sell briskly in the market not only in the local but also the export market.
100 pcs. under-ripe green bananas
2 kg. brown sugar
1 bottle honey
50 pcs. Lemon
5 bottle cooking oil
50 pcs. polyethylene bags
1 tank cooking gas
1 pc. Slicing knife
1 pc. chopping board
1 pc. plastic bucket for soaking
1 pc. plastic sieve for draining
1 pc. frying pan/wok
1 pc. frying mesh basket
1 pc weighing scale
1 pc. bag sealer
5 pcs. drying tray (bila-o)
• Peel under-ripe green bananas and evenly slice crosswise into 5-8mm thick. (saba, latundan or lakatan variety may be used as raw material).
• Immediately soak the sliced bananas (chips) into citric acid solution (made by mixing 1 part lemon juice with 2-3 parts water) for 3-5 minutes to prevent them from turning brown.
Note: Solution can be used twice.
• Drain chips from the solution using plastic sieve.
• Dip the drained chips in syrup solution (done by mixing 1 cup of sugar with 3 cups of boiling water and add 1 cup of honey) for 3-5 minutes.
• Drain the chips from syrup solution and place them in drying tray.
• Let the chips dry under the sun for 2 days until texture becomes rubbery soft.
• Heat vegetable oil in the frying pan to 180 – 200 degrees Celsius and dip the chips until they turn golden brown.
• Drain the oil from the chips and allow to cool to room temperature.
• Place the chips in moisture-proof polyethylene bags, label and seal the bags. Place them in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
• Banana chips are now ready for market.
Tip: Remember to store your chips in an airtight container so that they do not lose their crunchiness.
Source: http:practicalaction.org, http:howtopedia.org
Assumption: 100 pieces bananas of about 10 kgs. can produce 5 kgs. of fried banana chips which yield 50 packs of 100 grams each.
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