Easy Homemade Dragon Fruit Health Enzyme For Drinking & My Review Of This Enzyme

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Two bottles of Dragon Fruit Enzymes and a bowl of Dragon Fruit “Jam”

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A small cup consisting of 2 to 3 tablespoons of Dragon Fruit Enzyme, mixed with water.

To be had first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach for better absorption.

(Please read the comments below for feedback on my family’s health after we started drinking this)

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Good evening, dear friends :D

Ah, finally…. I am posting my recipe for making enzymes for drinking. All thanks go to my blog visitor, Jessica, who so graciously shared with me her recipe for making drinking enzymes at Comment # 14 at my cleaning enzyme post HERE .

I did some reading over the Internet to find out more on drinking enzymes .

Some links with good information, recipes and tips on fruit enzymes :-

1) here,  from e-How

2) here, from Leah’s Cafe

3) here, from Penang-Island

4) here, from Cooking Momster – this site has some background on a Chinese recipe for fruit enzymes using “San Cha” used to make Haw Flakes. There are some interesting recipes there as well as the benefits of the various fruit enzymes. :wink:

Different sites have different information on the recipes – like how much fruit in proportion to sugar/honey, when to shake the enzyme during fermentation, how long to wait before harvesting enzyme (period ranges from 2 weeks to 6 months), and how to take the fruit enzyme for health.  So, I would suggest that you gather as much information as you like on the Internet before you start making your own enzymes.

In general, it was reported that drinking fruit enzymes improves our vitality, ensures regularity in our bowel system, aids in digestion and enhances body absorption of nutrtients.

Initially, I was going to buy a large glass jar to prepare the enzyme in, but at the last minute, I decided that I would just use the inner pot of my slow cooker  – the reason being, I didn’t know how much of liquid enzyme would be yielded and I wanted to get the size of the jar right. :idea:


Picture 031 (Small)I had used my crockpot to prepare the enzyme. My fruits all layered with the last topping being lemon and sugar. After that, I poured in 1 cup of apple cider and 1 cup of Australian honey

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I covered my crockpot with the glass lid and a piece of aluminium to keep out the light. Beside it is a new glass jar that I had bought to prepare more Fruit Enzyme the next time.

Some tips to share with you :-

  1. make sure that the fruits, chopping board and knives are completely dry as even a drop of water can spoil the enzyme. I washed them thoroughly and left them to dry overnight. But, if you are rushed for time or you find that your items are not 100% dry, do like what Jessica does – she uses a hairdryer! :wink:
  2. as you cut your fruits, it is best to place them straight in the jar – this is to ensure that the fruits are not contaminated or exposed to fruit flies
  3. you have to use a glass jar for safety reasons because we are going to drink this enzyme.  If plastic bottles are used instead, it is feared that the fermentation process may leech out some unhealthy stuff used to make the plastic bottles
  4. the fruit enzyme needs a dark, cool place to ferment. You can also wrap a piece of aluminium foil or an old t-shirt or cloth around the glass jar
  5. shake or stir the fruits often to prevent build-up of a whitish mould at the surface. Don’t worry, the mould is safe and is a sign that fermentation is well underway.
  6. if black spots or black moulds are seen, it would mean that the fruit enzyme is contaminated. Some people recommended that the black moulds be scooped out and the fruits left to ferment further. For me, I would prefer to throw the whole batch away and start a new one, for fear of food poisoning  from the contamination.
  7. upon harvest, pour the liquid enzyme into old, clean wine bottles. The leftover fruit can be used as jams, or it can be fermented further to be used as a facial wash or plant fertiliser. I gave half of my fermented fruit to a friend, and the other one is kept in the fridge to eat as a jam with my toasts.

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This is my one day old Fruit Enzyme

Because 2 of my dragon fruits were over-ripe and there were some worms inside (I am terrified of worms :shock: ), I had a paranoia that my other fruits may have eggs that will turn into worms! :lol: So, I decided at the last step of the preparation to add 1 cup of apple cider (I thought that should kill anything inside and of course, I had thrown away the worm infested fruits!) and for added fragrance and to cut down the sugar level, I replaced one cup of sugar with Australian honey. :idea:

I had read that the apple cider will speed up the fermentation process, and that was also another reason that I added the apple cider.

Picture 034This is after a week – there is more liquid produced and there is some white bubbles on the surface – a sign of fermentation in progress

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My Dragon Fruit Enzyme ready to be harvested – 2 weeks after preparation :D

My Dragon Fruit Recipe

3 kilos or 6 1/2 pounds of Pink Dragon Fruit

8 lemons

1 kilo or 1 3/4 pounds slabs of brown sugar (or loose brown sugar)

1 cup apple cider

1 cup honey

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Method

Remove skins and cut to slices about 1 cm or 1/2 inch thick

Arrange dragon fruit starting at the bottom, alternating with slices of lemon and sugar

The last layer at the top must be sugar

Pour apple cider and honey over everything

Cover and keep for 2 weeks, shaking gently the contents in the first few days, and stirring thereafter occasionally

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The fruit enzyme was harvested exactly 2 weeks after preparation and there was just enough to fill 2 wine bottles. Half a bottle was consumed immediately for a few days, while the rest will be left for a further duration until 4 to 6 months, with a taste test at every 2 weeks.

In a few days, my enzyme will be exactly 1 month old, and I will see how the taste goes.  A website had mentioned that the ph of the enzyme improves over time, especially after 4 months. I’m not sure exactly what that meant and I just assume that the enzyme will not be so acidic after a longer period. I guess it is like wine, which tastes better over time! :lol:

Also, new enzymes are more alcoholic in nature and some websites do not recommend that the enzyme be consumed at this stage because the alcohol is not good on the liver. My opinion is the new enzyme should be fine for consumption as we are not drinking large amounts of it enough to damage our liver. We are just having 2 to 3 tablespoons a day as a tonic for our health. :wink:

The 2-week old fruit enzyme tasted like a mild apple cider mixed with alcohol, with a hint of apple cider and honey. My children hated the taste of it and I had to tell them to pretend that it was Ribena! Anyway, they never liked apple cider either! :lol:

It is best to drink the enzyme first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, rest for half an hour before taking breakfast. I mixed the enzyme with  2 times its amount of room temperature water. For me and my second daughter, the dragon fruit enzyme tasted absolutely delicious – like a fruity wine! It didn’t smell bad or rotten at all as I had thought it to be.

The period that we consumed the dragon fruit enzyme (5 days all in) was too short to notice any significant improvement in our vitality and health. But all of us reported easier and better bowel movements, as if the enzyme is removing toxins faster from our bodies. Another reason why I stopped drinking the enzymes after 5 days was because I developed a mild food poisoning from eating some bad curry at a mamak shop. My husband and second daughter continued to take until 1 week and they didn’t report and adverse side effects in their health.

In summary, I would definitely recommend to everyone that they should try to make some fruit enzymes to drink. I think the enzymes will do more good than harm. I have seen some stalls at the TTDI pasar (markets) selling the homemade dragon fruit enzyme for RM39 (USD10) for a 750ml bottle. My cost was only half of that and by making my own enzyme, I can be sure that I use good quality fruits and there is hygiene in preparing them.

My next post will be how to make our own rice enzyme for washing dishes. A friend gave me a bottle to try and it is really effective in cutting grease!

Do have a lovely week ahead!

With best wishes for good health,

choesf :D


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  1. 2

    louise said,

    This method reminds me of an Amish Friendship Fruit Starter. It is made in a crock pot also and replenished over a period of time. I can’t remember the details right now but I know I have seen this method used before. I think the fruit is also used in a cake batter. I will have to check.

    I’m so intrigued by this post choesf. Thank you so much for sharing. You have done a wonderful job of researching and explaining. I really appreciate your time, effort and energy. Please thank your family for me too:)

    • 3

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Louise :D

      Thank you so much for sharing the information regarding the Amish Friendship Starter – that is so interesting. I would love to hear how the Amish use this fruit in a cake batter – because I have a large tub of it sitting in my fridge now and I am making another batch of drinking fruit enzyme tomorrow (using apples, oranges, lemons, pineapples and honey) and soon, I will end up with a lot of fruit pulp again! :lol:

      Also, thank you for your kind comments. :oops: In Malaysia and Singapore now, we are having a craze in making enxymes for health and cleaning, and therefore we are always on the lookout for new ideas in this technique. Bottles of the drinking fruit enzyme are being sold at exorbitant prices, some as high as USD20 per 750 litre bottle (size of a wine bottle), so it is best if we can make some ourselves.

      Do have a lovely week!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  2. 4

    Sudha said,

    Hi ,
    How have u been?
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    Bye for now.

    • 5

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Sudha :D

      I am fine, thank you. How are you? Wow, I saw that I have been tagged at your blog….lots of questions to answer, too! :lol:

      Do have a lovely weekend….now it looks like it is going to rain here, too and it’s only 10am!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  3. 6

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    It has been 2 weeks since my husband and I started on a daily morning dose of the dragon enzyme when it was 1 month old. Its taste is more mellow and not as fruity tasting as it was when we took it at 2 weeks old.

    Good news though – my husband is very impressed with the goodness of this enzyme. He reported much improvement in his health and vitality. He feels so much better these days, he said.

    My husband leads a sedentary lifestyle with almost no exercises and he smokes. I have been feeding him many types of natural remedies to maintain his health but this is the first time that he readily admits that a health remedy, the dragon fruit enzyme, has made a great improvement to his health.

    Hope you can try making this drinking enzyme and experience for yourself its benefits. :D

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

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    louise said,

    Hi choesf,
    I’m so sorry it took so long to get back to you. I was hunting through my cookbooks this past week while I was in Pennsylvania to see if I could find out more about the Amish Friendship starter. I know it is somewhere but since I am still between homes, the week got away from me before I could find it. I did however talk to an Amish women at the town square farmer’s market. I told her about your Fruit Health Enzyme and would you believe, she actually had the general idea of what I was talking about! Thank goodness I actually read what you write LOL. I think she understood the concept and it almost sounded like the Amish may have something quite similar. Anyway, she said she puts the fruit in a crock and adds hard cider and lets it ferment. She told me I could use brandy if I preferred. I really have to get the details worked out. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Perhaps, an internet search for Amish starter will offer more details.

    I read what you wrote about your husband liking the drink. I’m sorry to say, I have a few of his vices. I better get on drinking!!!

    • 8

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Louise :D

      It is okay, no need to apologise there. I am already very thankful that you got so much information for me on the Amish version of this fruit fermentation process. It was really fascinating to know. Ah, I think my husband would so love me to put some brandy into the fermentation! :lol:

      I have been looking up the Internet on the Amish Frienship Starter Cakes and Breads and there were many interesting recipes that I found. Wikipedia has a summary of the Amish Friendship Bread.

      Do have a lovely week!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    Anne said,

    Hello,

    I started making dragon fruit enzymes sometime ago according to a book I purchased from the shop. The recipe requires the use of honey and oligoo 100. I found that the enzyme produced is somewhat sour and the liquid is sticky. Can you please comment. Thanks.

    Regards,

    • 10

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Anne :D

      I’m afraid I don’t know what happened to your dragon fruit enzyme to make it sticky. May I know what is Oligoo 100? :oops:

      My dragon fruit enzyme liquid form is normal – a dark, rich maroon-purplish colour with a texture like red wine.

      Perhaps, some visitors here can help to clarify your problem.

      Do have a lovely day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  6. 11

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good afternoon, dear friends :D

    My husband and I have been drinking homemade fruit enzymes for 1 1/2 months and we are seeing some amazing health benefits from it already. When I was reading up several sites on how to make drinking enzymes and how good the enzymes were for health, I was wondering if they will work for me and my family as well. Some of the health benefits are –

    1) improved vitality and energy

    2) glowing and radiant complexion

    3) lose weight/slim down

    4) improved body immunity

    5) body system ability to absorb nutrients is better

    I don’t think there is scientific research on homemade drinking enzymes to back those benefits up, but they were obtained mainly from the enzyme drinkers’ experiences.

    So here, I would like to share mine as well :-

    1) LOSE WEIGHT & SLIM DOWN

    Heheh, I am writing this first because I know many people would be absolutely thrilled to know that there is an easy way to slim down without exercising nor dieting. I am now sure that fruit enzymes can help us to lose weight because I am seeing it happening to my husband. For the past 10 years, his waistline and weight has been increasing steadily and he kept having to get new, bigger pants made! :lol:

    Wow, last week, he told me to get him his older pants to wear as the present one was getting too lose around the waist! How wonderful! His pot belly is slowly but sure decreasing in size! :D

    In case you are wondering, my husband is the perfect “guinea pig” to try the fruit enzymes on because he is overweight, he smokes, he doesn’t like to exercise nor go on a diet, and he likes to have his daily, happy hours’ dose of beers. :roll:

    That means with everything remaining at a constant (unchanged) like his food intake and amount of exercise, the fact that he actually lost inches off his large waistline could only meant that the fruit enzymes worked in helping him to lose weight!

    Now, I am waiting to see if I need to dig the older pants for my husband to wear later…I certainly hope so. :lol:

    For me, for some reason my very flabby underarms (part of hitting middle age…we develope “wings” :lol:) have become smaller and tighter in size. I was so surprised. I also did not have any change to my lifestyle…same amount of daily food intake, same amount of house chores as exercises…in fact, my family had even gorged on yummy, high caloric Hari Raya Rendangs and Ketupat! Only thing was, I started drinking enzymes first thing in the morning.

    Now, even my children are now on drinking enzymes – my daughters needed to lose some weight, while one of my son has to put on some weight. Otherwise, I wanted them to have more vitality and energy actually to cope with their school work. Hmmm….I wonder if the enzymes will help to boost brain power? :lol:

    I have made my 4th batch of fruit enzymes to drink by now – the first was this post. The others being :-

    2) apples/pineapples/oranges/lemons/Hawthorn Berries

    3) apples/lemons/beetroot

    4) back top dragon fruit/lemons that I made yesterday

    I will write on the vitality part tomorrow.

    Do have a lovely weekend! If you can, do try drinking fruit enzymes for health…I am telling all my relatives and friends to do so these days..it is really good for health and I don’t have to buy all those multivitamins, health supplements, etc..anymore. :wink:

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

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    yen1908 said,

    Hi choesf

    After experiencing amazing results with my fruit enzymes cleaner a few days ago (5 weeks before maturity), I will be trying this out soon.

    Thank you for sharing this info.

    take care
    yen

    • 13

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear yen1908! :D I’m glad to know you will be making this enzyme for your family…it has lots of benefits. Last week, I bought a book on how to use enzymes for healing and losing weight and it was written by a doctor. I will write briefly about it here as soon as I can (heheh, presently busy “babysitting” and toilet training a Beagle puppy :roll: ).

      Now, we are telling all our friends to make this enzymes at home to drink because of its wonderful benefits. I noticed that the acne problem for my second daughter is finally gone after she has been having acne for 5 years! Also, my 2 younger teenage boys who had terrible acne are also seeing improvement in their complexion! These days, our facial complexion is more clear, radiant and glowing…also very fair! :lol:

      Take care and do have a wonderful week ahead!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  8. 14

    Jo said,

    hi there,

    last week i made 2 bottle of apple/lemon enzymes (2 days apart) don’t know if there’s anything wrong would appreciate your advice.

    both are made of the same kind of fruits but the color is different.
    the color of the 1st bottle is very light with really very very little bubble at the bottom, the 2nd bottle is brownish color with more bubbles.

    btw how do we know if it’s successful?

    thanks!

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Jo :D

      I’m not exactly sure but I am guessing that the 2nd bottle with more bubbles and darker in colour means that somehow the fermentation process is taking place faster. It should be alright if there are no black moulds growing as the whitish bubbles (if we don’t wet the top layer everyday) on the surface will turn into white mould (a normal sign of fermentation in process).

      A few days ago, I made a new batch of drinking enzyme (my 5th batch) using large yellow pears…I was told that yellow pears are good for the lungs and in removing heatiness from the lungs and in general. I was surprised that this time, there was a lot of bubbling and foaming on the surface…but then, this time, I had put in 2 cups of apple cider instead of 1. So, I guess the fermentation process is much quicker, hence more bubbles.

      Hope this helps to explain things a bit….

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      P.S. The only way we know our enzymes are successful is when there are no unusual black fungal growth or bacteria growing and when we drink the enzymes – after at least 2 weeks, we should see some improvement in our energy levels (vitality) and bowel movements. After 1 month, our facial complexion has a rosy, clear, glowing look! :D

  9. 16

    kempozone said,

    Im sure many of you are like me and one of the first things you do in the morning is head here and check out the new post. Along with seeing the new posts, I’m also always checking out the blog roll rss feed and watching them grow, or shrink sometimes. In one of my past …but all in all excellent site. Keep it up!

    • 17

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear kempozone :D

      Thank you for your kind comments. Do have a wonderful week ahead!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  10. 18

    Donnieboy said,

    Just wanted to drop you a line to say, I enjoy reading your site. I thought about starting a blog myself but don’t have the time.
    Oh well maybe one day…. :)

    • 19

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Donnieboy :D

      Thank you for your lovely comments. When the time is right, you will blog will be up naturally! :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    Jo said,

    hi there,

    thx alot for your advise and sharing, hopefully we can benefit from the enzymes too.

    the second bottle has some bubbles but the 1st bottle don’t have and the color was still light so 3 ago i decided to add more sugar and 2 days later there’s lots of bubbles and color change too but but… a few pieces of the fruits lemon and apple change color :( probably because i shift it abit to put the sugar. anyway, hopefully it’s still ok.

    thx again!

    • 21

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Jo :D

      The sugar content from both the fruits or sugar/honey will determine the rate of fermentation, so in your case, you did right in adding more sugar. Most of the recipes that I had read to prepare this enzyme had varying amounts of sugar/honey, so it is up to us to adjust the sugar level when making more batches of enzymes later. However, for drinking enzymes, more sugar means also more alcoholic content…unless the enzymes are kept for a longer period (at least 1 month). :wink:

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  12. 22

    Sandy said,

    Hi choesf,

    Am so happy to have come by your blog and can’t wait to try your recipes, esp.the cleaning and dinking enzymes ;D

    You mentioned in the making the drinking enzyme the last layer should be lemon, however, I read in a book the last layer should be the sugar (which gives the fermentation). Just wanna clarify if there is a typo error… ;p

    Thanks for sharing and good job!!!
    Best Regards,
    sandy

    • 23

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Sandy :D

      Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and also for pointing out my post error – you were right, it should be sugar at the top layer. :oops: I have amended it already. These days, I am using honey, instead of sugar, and I would pour that in as the last step. :wink:

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    Jo said,

    hi there,

    so if we didn’t put enough sugar will it still ferment?

    btw for the garbage enzyme may i know what kind of yeast do you use? eg brand and price.

    thx again! hey really love your blog :)

    • 25

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Jo :D

      Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. :D

      Yes, the enzyme will still ferment if there is not enough sugar…just that the fermentation rate will be slower. For the garbage enzyme, I had some yeast leftover from making bread – it is instant yeast with the “Mauri-Pan” and costs around USD 30 cents a packet. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    Jessica Lim said,

    Dear choesf,
    it’s been a while, how are you? I m sure you are in the pink of health and getting more and more beautiful by drinking the enzyme :-)
    I have been waiting to see what you will say about the benefits of drinking the enzyme. I would like to compare mine with yours. That was one of the reasons why I didn’t disclose my findings to you in the first place, sorry :-)
    I m very pleased that the 5 benefits that you’ve experienced and posted on 2 Oct are exactly same as mine. That proves it that with regular intake of enzyme drink everyday, we can achieve good health, vitality and the bonus – radiant complexion. This is what we, middle age women, could ever dream for. :-)
    If you don’t mind me for being a busybody, I would like to share my view with Jo. She had made 2 bottles of the same fruit enzyme but with diff results. There are 2 possibilities ( or maybe more) – 1) sugar content ( you’d ans). 2) air- from my experience, it could be that she closed the lid too tight hence less bubbles. That affects the rate of fermentation.

    Bye and thanks for the wonderful blog

    Cheers,
    Jessica

    • 27

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Jessica! Yes, it’s been quite a while since we last spoke here. I’m well and happy, thank you. How are you? :D

      Heheh, I now have a glowing, radiant facial complexion and these days, I don’t even have to use a blusher/rouge on my cheeks, I have rosy cheeks! :lol:

      I’m so glad you encouraged me to drink the enzyme earlier and now, my whole family is benefitting from it. Hey, no need to apologise for not revealing the benefits of drinking enzyme, you wanted to be sure of them first. :wink:

      My 2 teenage boys who used to have very bad acne are now seeing their acne clearing up. My 18-year old daughter who had bad acne since she hit puberty now enjoys a glowing, very fair and flawless facial complexion.

      Another health benefit which I have yet to mention is that drinking fruit enzymes help to eliminate back/spinal pains – I read about this in a brochure marketing dragon fruit enzyme and my husband used to have chronic lower back pain if he sits at the computer for too long (he’s in the IT line). So, I asked him last week if he noticed any changes to his back pains – he told me he doesn’t get them anymore! Wow! How fantastic!

      I have another experience which I couldn’t confirm with anybody but I felt that my limbs/joints are more flexible these days….last time, I can’t cross my legs comfortably without pain in a lotus sitting position, but these days, I can bend my knees fluidly and easily.

      I also found out that red dragon fruits and beetroots are very good in preventing cancer and are high in antioxidants – I happened to make a large batch of them (6 bottles) and we are drinking that right now. By next week, my round yellow pear enzyme will be ripe and we will switch to that once the dragon fruit/beetroot enzyme is finished…I was told yellow pears are very good for our lungs and in removing general heatiness and lung heatiness. A good enzyme to take in view of the A 1H1N1 Flu going around now. :idea:

      I’m very glad you can help to reply to Jo’s questions – I am new to making drinking enzymes and I hoped I was guessing the answers correctly there. :oops: :lol:

      Do have a wonderful week ahead!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 28

        Cheryl Lim said,

        Dear Choesf, observe what u people were talking about in making enzynme, and cant help but need to ask? Why is it that somebody’s enzyme that i had seen had so much bubble when fermenting? My bubbling fruit lasted around 3-4 days, and hers bubbling was so intense that after 1 hr or 2, the fruit in the bottle litterally turnover! And the enzyme was very good too as i feel more vitality than the batch i make, and i cant ask her how she make hers, cos she do it for business. i make mine by using brown rice vinegar, oligo, honey and the usual fruits. Any advice? Does yr enzyme taste like alcohol? The one i make with brown sugar tasted alcoholic and nice but the one with brown rice vinegar tasted sour and not so nice. Please advice i am indeed curious what she put cos her enzyme that she make for selling is indeed superior than mine, quite expensive around rm80 per bottle.

      • 29

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there and welcome, dear Cheryl :D

        I think those commercial ones may have a different formula in making enzymes compared to our homemade ones. I don’t know what they put in theirs. :oops:

        Yes, mine tastes more alcoholic the longer it is kept and so, I think it is best to make small batches at a time to finish faster. I understand from a food nutritionist that ethanol is produced when me make fruit enzymes for drinking. Maybe the other fruit enzyme experts will know exactly what ingredients go into making the commercial fruit enzymes. :idea:

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

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    Sandy said,

    Dear choesf,

    Yeah you are right, using honey is better for our body (the liver) as sugar will create alcohol that maybe harmful in the long run ;P

    So am I right to say you will layer all the fruits and lemon and then pour in honey the last step… btw how much honey do you use?

    Have a nice day!

    Best Regards,
    sandy

    • 31

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear Sandy :D

      Yes, you are right – these days, I will layer the fruits (alternating with lemon) and then pour in honey at the last step. :idea:

      I also want my family to take apple cider on a daily basis and so, I have been adding about 2 cups of apple cider plus 1 kg of honey to 6 large red dragon fruits and 12 lemons. I use the leftover enzyme from a previous batch (about 1/2 cup) to speed up the fermentation process.

      The latest batch of enzyme I made has about 14 very large round yellow pears from Korea, 1 cup San Cha (Hawthorn) soaked in 2 cups of apple cider, 1 packet tube hard brown sugar (I was afraid the enzyme may be too sour), and 1 kg of honey (I used the CED brand bought from Giant as the honey is claimed to be harvested from the forests of Indo China…I don’t use China honey because I read somewhere that their honey contains corn syrup). I am going to harvest this enzyme in a few days and this time round, the alcohol smell is very strong…hope it is not too unbearable to drink. :lol:

      You have a nice day, too!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    Juliaanne said,

    Hi choesf,
    I have severe eczema and i am going to try to make my own dragon fruit enzyme. May i ask a few questions:
    1. Is it necessary to get organic dragon fruits and organic lemons?
    2. Where did you get your glass jar? I can’t seem to find it in Giant.

    Glad to hear that your whole family has benefited from your home made enzyme :)

    • 33

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Juliaanne :D

      I usually use non-organic fruits although I must say that the organic ones have more flavour and have less pesticides. I got my glass jars from those shops that sells plasticware, houseware and cooking utensils…I can’t tell how big it is but I paid RM20 for it. A few weeks back, I got another larger one for the same price….I estimate the jar to be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter and about 16 inches tall.

      Let me know how your eczema goes with drinking the enzyme, hope it will clear up. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    evelyn said,

    hi choesf,

    thanks for the sharing.. i really like it a lot.

    just wondering, can i use grapes? will it turn out like red wine? if yes, does it mean red wine is actually an enzyme too?

    thanks & take care

    • 35

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear evelyn :D

      I have not tried grapes in making enzymes yet. Right now, I have a dragon fruit/apple/pear enzyme fermenting. Hmmm….I guess red wine is a type of fermentation, too. :oops:

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  18. 36

    John said,

    Good morning dear Choesf :)

    Thank you for directing me to this link with fruit enzymes. I am looking forward to trying them, along with kimchi and cleaning the floor. Maybe I will like drinking them more than cleaning the floor!

    I would not use a crock pot for enzymes, because many crock pot liners contain lead. :-& …. glass canning jars should work well! :)

    The link by Jessica is not working.

    Is it okay to gently stir the ingredients together after layering?

    • 37

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good afternoon, dear John :D

      I’m glad you warned me about crock pot liners containing lead – I will not use mine for making enzymes anymore. I’ll stick to glass jars then. :wink:

      The link that Jessica gave earlier…the site is in Chinese (which I can’t read :oops: ) or it is just not working. I think a gentle stir should be okay, as long as the sugar stays on the top layer? The sugar is to prevent mould from growing, I’m guessing. :lol:

      Good Luck with your drinking enzymes! My last batch was made from apples, pears, dragon fruit and lemons..it was delicious (to me)!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  19. 38

    Jessica Lim said,

    Hi Choesf,

    Was wondering what are your new posts for the coming CNY then happened to peek at this fruit enzyme corner (one of my favourites :-))

    I was comtemplating to use a crock pot for making my next batch of fruit enzyme cos I ‘ve got one left idle in the kitchen. But after what John has pointed out i think I will stick to my glass canning jar.

    i have followed your method to add apple cider vinegar into my fruit enzyme. Cos my husband always complain that my enzyme drink is too sweet for him. I’d tried to put less sugar but the fermentation wasn’t satisfactory. Now we are both happy, thanks.

    I have also tried using guava (skin + seeds intact), grapes (seeds crushed) , navel ornages, persimmons, pinapple (removes the eyes), plums.. all are delicious!!
    However, cleaning and drying the grapes – very time consuming.

    Oh btw, John, no need to search for other link. This is the best site for fruit enzyme. It’s the most comprehensive one I have ever come across !

    Bye

  20. 39

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there, dear Jessica! :D

    It is good to see you here – a belated Happy New Year 2010, but an early Gong Xi Fa Cai to you! :lol:

    Thank you for your compliments :oops: heheh, it was all thanks to you that I learned to make my very first drinking fruit enzyme. Wow, your new fruit combinations sound so delicious! :wink:

    My family has stopped drinking fruit enzymes for the past one month because we are now trying out the Miracle Vegetable Soup to see how its effects are. You can read about the soup HERE.

    Do have a wonderful week!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  21. 40

    Jessica Lim said,

    Hi Choesf,

    I have to use this tread to reach you. Sent you 2 messages but both got jumbled up. How did this happen, i m not sure.

    Please see Dr Tateshi Kazu’s veg soup message # 55 & 56.

    Bye and have a nice weekend

    Jessica

    • 41

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear Jessica :D

      I am very sorry I had overlooked your post at Dr Teteshi Kazu’s thread :oops: ….yes, the numbering system at wordpress here gets jumbled up depending if we click on “reply” or “leave a comment” to post. :roll: :oops:

      I will go there now to reply you. :wink:

      Do have a lovely weekend and Gong Xi Fa Cai to you, too! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  22. 42

    Duke said,

    hi there, do we need to refrigerate the wine after fermentation?

    • 43

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Duke :D

      There have been different opinions on whether to refrigerate the drinking enzyme or not. The refrigeration is to slow down the fermentation process. Some say to leave it at room temperature as further fermentation is better. I guess it all depends on how fast you can finish your enzyme…and it is a matter of personal preference. :wink:

      With best wishes for good heatlh,

      choesf :D

    • 44

      Duke said,

      thanks. by the way, the glass jar is always enclosed or have to be open time and again for stirring and mixing purposes?

      • 45

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there and welcome, dear Duke :D

        The glass jar is to be closed always to prevent flies from contaminating the enzyme. Stirring is just very lightly done and occasionally to wet the surface of the enzyme, to prevent the whitish mould from growing.

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  23. 46

    Justin said,

    hi there, why is there a need to use lemon? is it a need to use a large number of lemons? and is three a need to enclosed the jar tightly with plastic wrap to prevent air from entering the jar or just use the jar cover?

    • 47

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Justin :D

      I’m sorry I am not sure why lemon is used in all the drinking fruit enzyme recipes :oops: but I am guessing it is to start the fermentation process because of its acidity. Also, there is a lot of natural health goodness in lemons.. :idea:

      To be on the safe side to prevent any insects from laying eggs inside, it is best to use the jar cover. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  24. 48

    Duke said,

    i though rate of fermentation is the highest in the absence of oxygen in the air? so shouldn’t we use plastic wrapper to close it tight?

    • 49

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good afternoon, dear Duke :D

      I’m not sure about the rate of fermentation as I had never used a plastic wrap to cover the drinking fruit enzyme :oops: ..maybe someone else here can advise you or you can try on your own and see :?:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  25. 50

    Jeanie said,

    I have made cleaning enzymes for about a year now, and would like to start making drinking enzymes. That will be my next project. How much do you drink? Do you dilute it? Thanks

    • 51

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Jeanie :D

      I’m glad you are going to try the drinking enzyme. It is very delicious and good for our health. I took about 2 Chinese soup spoons of enzyme, diluted with a little water, each morning on an empty stomach. Some sites said to drink it undiluted to stimulate something in the mouth but I find the taste too strong for me.

      I have stopped making the enzymes because it is a lot of work to prepare and my family is on the Miracle Vegetable Soup instead these days. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 52

        PC Teh said,

        Hi, Thanks for the interesting forum. Its a real eye opener reading all the information and comments.

        My friend has given me an Enzyme Drink Recipe using cooled-boiled tea (Ti Quan Yin) mixed with sugar and a piece of the ‘mother enzyme’.

        Do you have more information on this drink? Is using tea instead of fruits safe to drink?

        Warm regards and again, thanks for sharing your knowledge.
        PCTeh

      • 53

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there and welcome, dear PC Teh :D

        Thank you for your kind comments. It is good to share good information here. :wink:

        I have heard something like your tea enzyme. But unfortunately, I don’t have much information on it and am not sure of its benefits. :oops: But if your friend has been consuming it without any detriments to his or her health, I think it should be safe.

        I found this site has interesting information on :-

        Pu’Er Tea Enzyme

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 54

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello again, dear PC Teh :D

        If you are from Malaysia, there is a very informative article in the Star newspaper today. It seems the tea enzyme is called “kombucha”. It is believed to have existed in China back during the Qin Dynasty, 3rd century, BC. Wow! :shock:

        Anyway, the article’s link is here online for easy reading :-

        Kombucha/Fermented Tea Health Drink

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

  26. 55

    KELLY said,

    dragon fruit is alkaline but after ferment are they still alkaline?

    • 56

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Kelly :D

      I’m afraid I am not sure of this. :oops: Maybe some well versed blog visitor here may be able to answer this. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  27. 58

    Emily Voo said,

    Hi,Thanks for the very interesting information and comments.I have been wondering so much sugar was added to the fruit enzyme.would it affect our health?Thanks.

    • 59

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Emily Voo :D

      The enzyme drink is indeed very sweet but we are only taking a bit of it each day (about 1/4 to 1/5 cup, mixed with some water or taken full strength as some websites had recommended), and the benefits of the enzyme for our health far outweigh the sugar part. :wink:

      Do have a wonderful day! :D

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  28. 60

    missyblurkit said,

    Hi!

    Does it mean I can choose to harvest at 1 month rather than 2 weeks?

    How’s your hubby’s waistline? I am contemplating this for my hubby’s waistline and for his gout.

    THANX for all the lovely tips!

    Missy

    • 61

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear missyblurkit :D

      Yes, you can choose to harvest at 1 month. My husband’s waistline has dropped despite him going for some happy hour beers on some days. We have stopped drinking the fruit enzyme since last year but we are on this vegetable soup (it helps to reduce the waistline and belly, too) – and his gout is gone, even the usual twinges on his big toes have disappeared. :D

      Miracle Vegetable Soup

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  29. 62

    missyblurkit said,

    am reading up on the vegetable soup as some have mentioned never to mix white radish and orange carrots together.

    • 63

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear missyblurkit :D

      Yes, I have heard of not mixing white radish and carrots, too. However, I did not manage to find out the reason why.

      Thus far, I have come across many dishes (Chinese and Japanese) containing both the ingredients and my family is still consuming the vegetable soup. According to Lulu from Japan, she mentioned that the elderly people in her Akita prefecture has been drinking the vegetable soup for many years and their looks and health belies their age. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  30. 64

    nia said,

    what is dragon fruit enzymes ??????
    could you please help me .. :((((

    • 65

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Nia :D

      Dragon Fruit enzymes as mentioned in my post here are drank for health purposes, e.g. better health immunity, better complexion, good for constipation, etc :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  31. 66

    Dessy said,

    Hi!
    I just came across your website and really love to read your article about fruit enzyme and miracle vegetable soup. I have an ovarian cyst problem that’s make me a little hard to get pregnant and my husband has a sperm problem also. I don’t want to get operation and searching for another healing method. Now I want to try your fruit enzyme or vegetable soup remedy. Just want to know if you have any information about our problem that could be heal through this kind of remedy. From your experiences, which one is having better result to your health : fruit enzyme drinking or miracle vegetable soup. Please let me know. Thank you very much for your help.

    • 67

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Dessy :D

      Thank you for your lovely comments. :wink:

      I’m not really sure if the Miracle Vegetable Soup will help with the situation you and your husband are having. :oops:

      As the vege soup is cooling in nature, I fear it may be too cooling for your womb to conceive. I heard that to conceive, our body or womb cannot be too “cooling” in nature. It is good to consult a Chinese physician (if you have access to one where you stay) for some Chinese prescription herbal formulas to strengthen your womb and improve your husband’s sperm quality so that you can conceive easier. I forgot what formula already but I have seen such prescription herbs at some Chinese Medical Shops before. :wink:

      Good Luck in having a baby soon!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 68

        Dessy said,

        Hi Choesf,
        Thank you for your quick reply and I have been thinking your suggestion above to see a Chinese physician.
        Although you said that the vegetable soup won’t help our situation but for some big curiosity reason right now, me and my husband are drinking it and we decide to try it only for a week or until we feel the detox effect. We also want to try fruit enzyme but of course it would need a bit longer to make it so we try vegetable soup at first. Just try to repeat my question before : from your point of view which one has better effect to your health by drinking fruit enzyme or vegetable soup? I really want to hear it from you. Thank you very much.

        Warm wishes,

      • 69

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear Dessy :D

        From my experience, the miracle vegetable soup is more effective for good health and healing – the results felt was much more obvious and the healing is over a wide range of health problems. My family drank the fruit enzyme for 3 months only and then we switched to the vegetable soup, which we have been drinking since January last year. :idea:

        With best wishes for good health to you and your husband,

        choesf :D

  32. 70

    hair loss said,

    i am interested.which flavour is the best? which fruit enzyme is good for skin?

    • 71

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear rheaseo :D

      The taste of the different fruit enzymes will depend on the individual’s preference. I like the dragon fruit one the best. I have made other types of enzymes using oranges, apples and pineapples. All fruit enzymes are good for the skin. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  33. 72

    Natalia said,

    Hello! Here in Canada, apple cider can be an unfiltered pressed apple juice (non-alcoholic) or an alcoholic drink (fermented apple cider). Then there is also apple cider vinegar. Can you tell me which one is what you would mean for this recipe? Thank you!

    • 73

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Natalie :D

      The one I used to make the enzyme drink is the Apple Cider Vinegar. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  34. 74

    eling said,

    hi there,

    Im vy new n oso vy interested to DIY my own enzyme drink…

    I had previously made my first bot of enzyme but after 3days white bubbles n kind of mouldy appear.. my frens says it turn bad and was ask to discard it.. :(

    just recently I tried again… tomatoes with lemon… it was ok for the 3 days after that again I saw white mould like bubbles appear on the top layer.. I throw away the whole bottle… :( :(

    despite failing 2 attemps.. las nite I tried again using oranges… hope it will be successful…

    would appreciate if you can advise wat to do… the white mouldy can be scope away??
    or is it normal??

    • 75

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear eling :D

      The white stuff is a sign that your fruits are fermenting nicely. One way to try and prevent it from growing is to keep the top or surface of the fruits/enzyme wet, e.g. use a clean, dry ladle to submerge the fruits into the liquid once or twice a day. :idea:

      It is the black mould that we should be careful with. Hope your next batch of enzymes turns out well!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  35. 76

    eling said,

    hi choesf,

    tks for your reply…

    u mean i can open up the bottle n stir it?? can shake it upside down??

    the dragon fruit u use is red ones, can i use the white one?? how many lemon did u use in?? do u hv other recipes to share…

    tks for help…

    • 77

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear eling :D

      Yes, the bottle can be opened and the contents stirred or shaken. You can use any fruits. The lemon is up to your preference. So far, this is my only drinking enzyme recipe – sometimes, I use other fruits like Chinese pears, oranges, etc.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  36. 78

    eling said,

    hi choesf,

    good morning, its me again.. :)

    i have 3 bottles of drinking enzymes.

    the very first bot i made is oranges 2nd is plum n 3rd is grapes. all i just add with sugar.. after now its been a wk n i can onli see bubbles in the plum bot. as for the other 2 NO bubbles at all. doesnt seem to be fermenting.. is it something wrong?

    pls advice

    • 79

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear eling :D

      I’m not sure if anything is wrong with your drinking enzymes :oops: …as long as they are not growing mouldy or have funny looking stuff, I would think they are alright. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  37. 80

    Clarita said,

    hi lemons are alkaline, not acidic. (It’s a misconception as lemons are sour and assumed to be acidic.) Enzymes are alkaline and improve the body chemistry as the modern diet is too acidic. Hope this helps.

  38. 82

    jacyn said,

    hi there,not sure if you can help me with this :
    while i’m sifting my readied enzyme,i accidently poured water into the enzyme,can the enzyme still be kept in the fridge for futher intake?or i have to throw all away?
    i hope you can help me and email me at jacynkong@Yahoo.com

    *i was pretty sad that my husband accidently poured some water into it! ggrrrrrrr

    • 83

      Hi there, dear jacyn :D

      I am not not 100% sure about this :oops: but I think you keep the enzyme in the fridge and drink it more frequently, it is alright as it was harvested and ready for drinking. It would be such a waste to throw it away.

      I had some dragon fruit enzyme pulp left over last time and I added some water into the pulp and kept the whole thing in the fridge. I drank the diluted enzyme from there, and then I forgot there was some left in the fridge for almost 1 year. I tasted some and it didn’t go bad at all – it just turned into alcohol (or more like ethanol)! :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  39. 84

    Iris said,

    Just to be sure. Do i have to dilute the enzymes 1;7 ratio to order to drink it under the tongue ? Please help. Thank you!!!!!!!

    • 85

      Hi there, dear Iris :D

      I didn’t follow the method of keeping the enzyme under the tongue when drinking it. I just diluted the enzyme until it is drinkable (not too sweet) and drank it.

      However, a check at e-How said to drink one tablespoon of undiluted enzyme and keep it under the tongue for a while. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  40. 86

    Iris said,

    Thank you for your reply. i read article about adding liquids to make the enzymes, but also without. which method would be the best!!!

  41. 88

    Iris said,

    Once i make a fruit enzyme drink what is the date due?

    • 89

      Hi there, dear Iris :D

      For drinking fruit enzymes, we can drink it after 2 weeks. However, this vary vary as some people may think we need to keep the enzymes for longer.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  42. 90

    Iris said,

    Hi again:

    I have recommended two friends about your website and they love it.
    i was wondering if you have heard that adding herbs to cultures, will make the herbs 20 times more powerful. Do you think this is true.? By the way, do you know how can i get Sabah Snake Grass? Thank you!!!!

    • 91

      Hi there, dear Iris :D

      Thank you for recommending my blog to your friends! I’m glad they like visiting here. :wink:

      I have not heard of adding herbs to cultures to make the enzymes 20 times more potent. Wow, that would be good to find out. If I get any information on that, I will post it here. :idea:

      I have seen Sabah Snake Grass (SSG) growing in some people’s homes but I guess you can find them at some plant nurseries also? I have read the amazing healing powers of the SSG also – from healing kidney malfunctions to healing cancers. For cancers, I read one may need to take 30 leaves of the SSG daily in blended form with some fruit juice.

      The links below have some information on the benefits of SSG and maybe on where to get the SSG also :idea:

      http://goodguy.hubpages.com/hub/Herbal-cure-for-cancer

      http://ganchinseng.blogspot.com/2011/04/clinathanussabah-snake-grass.html

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  43. 92

    JoJo go healthy said,

    Thank you for the post, I made my first bottle and start drinking it 2 weeks ago, I am feeling good, but hasn’t had significate health improvement yet. I am trying to get my husband to drink it too, he said he’d rather swallow tylenol then drink enzyme juice. :-(

    The receipe I got says 30cc, 3 times a day before meals. If looks like you only drink in the morning. will I over dosage myself by drinking 3 times a day?

    • 93

      Hi there, dear JoJo :D

      Heheh, my husband and sons refused to drink any of the fruit enzymes I made and that was the reason why I stopped making them! They said they would rather drink any bitter Chinese herbal drink than to drink the enzymes which tasted “rotten” to them! :roll: :lol:

      I know we can drink it twice a day – once in the morning on an empty stomach and once in the evening …. I’m not sure about drinking it 3 times, though. :oops:

      However, as it is a natural fruit enzyme…personally, I think it’s okay to drink it 3 times a day. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  44. 94

    Rose said,

    Can we use coconut sugar

    • 95

      Hi there, dear Rose :D

      I am not sure as I have never tried using coconut sugar before but personally, I would think it is alright to use coconut sugar, too. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  45. 96

    Rose said,

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I just discovered the benefits of coconut sugar and fermented fruit enzyme drinks and I like to try my hands on making the drinks.

    • 97

      You are most welcome, dear Rose! I think the coconut sugar will give the enzyme a very good aroma and richer flavour. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      P.S. I forgot where I posted before :oops: – we can make an enzyme drink containing probiotics with just the ingredients of fresh coconut water, coconut flesh and coconut sugar…here is the link to the newspaper article I had read last time ===>

      http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/2/6/sundaymetro/7887834&sec=sundaymetro

      • 98

        Rose said,

        Thanks for the added info choesf. I learn a lot from your blog. Actually last Sunday I’ve made my enzyme using turmeric and lemongrass. My mother has arthritis and I’m trying to find out if my concoction will ease her pain.

      • 99

        You are most welcome, dear Rose! :D

        That’s very clever of you to make some turmeric and lemongrass enzyme – let me know if that works for your mom’s arthritis. :wink:

        Do have a blessed day!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  46. 100

    Rose said,

    Will do. Thanks again.

  47. 101

    Gina said,

    I just want to make sure that raw honey is ok in this recipe. I know it has bacterias that help us digest, but will it work with the fruits as they ferment or be too much?

  48. 102

    Gina said,

    oops, forgot i want to know when you reply to me.

  49. 104

    jay said,

    Can I ask (1) if the whitish mould need to scoop out and throw away, or just leave it there ? (2) How often do we need to shake or stir the enzyme? (3) Can we leave the fermentation process until 6 months before we drink it? Because the longer the better ? Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

    • 105

      Hi there, dear jay :D

      The whitish mould is a sign of fermentation…you can scoop it out and throw away.

      The shaking or stirring of enzyme is to keep the top of the ingredients moist and helps to limit buildup the whitish mould. You can do that once a day, at least. So far, I try to finish the enzyme after harvesting it in 2 weeks. I have tried saving a little by putting in in the fridge (it was there for 2 months) and I noticed the taste is very alcoholic the longer we keep the enzyme. I read somewhere that the enzyme will turn into ethanol. However, I am not sure if the goodness of the enzyme is reduced due to the ethanol developing. :wink:

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  50. 106

    jay said,

    Thank you for your detailed reply Ms Choesf. May I know is it better/convenient to cook in corning ware or glass than stainless steel? Stainless steel has the disadvantage of wearing off but not glass. But using glass material, does that mean that the ingredients take longer to cook than s/s? If yes, how much longer? I really appreciate all your detailed sharings. Thank you for your time. I wish you, your family, cats and dog, best wishes, too.

  51. 107

    jay said,

    http://happyhomemaker88.com/2010/01/06/life-extension-miracle-vegetable-soup-brown-rice-tea-for-treating-cancer-high-blood-pressure-diabetes-for-skin-rejuvenation-slowing-aging-process-other-illnesses/

    I have a question regarding Kazu-san’s raw brown rice tea.

    Since it cause so much heatiness, can I suggest that raw brown rice not to fry it in the wok.

    If really no choice, how long did you fry the raw rice?

    Thank you.

    • 108

      Hi there, dear Jay :D

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts here :wink: – about the type of pot to use for cooking, I think the cooking time when using corning ware or glass do not differ much if we are using stainless steel pots. For me, I would stick with the same cooking time for both types of pots. :wink:

      About the brown rice, I don’t know if dry roasting the rice and not roasting them would result in the same health benefits. I roast the brown rice until they turn a dark brown colour like in the picture above. Depending on the stove, type of pan or wok used, and using a small to medium fire, it takes between 5 to 10 minutes to roast the rice to the right colour.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  52. 109

    Sarah said,

    Great information!

  53. 110

    Karen Yap SK said,

    Hi! Happy Homemaker, thanks for your wonderful information about making enzyme,after gather all information i have started my cleaning enzyme 2 months ago, it looks going well, cant wait for another month to try out.
    anyway, i just made my 1st bottle of drinking enzyme using lemon, pineapple and green apple 4 days ago, and yesterday i noticed they are some brownish color appeared on the apple and pineapple little small dot here and there, the color is just like when apple after cut for a while it turns to brown .
    does it mean my enzyme is unsuccessful? i got to throw it away ?
    Please help.
    Sorry for my poor English!

    SKY

    • 111

      Hi there, dear Sky :D

      I’m glad you are trying out the cleaning and drinking enzymes. :wink:

      Unfortunately, I have not had experience with little brown spots/dots on the fruits in my drinking enzymes. They all turned an even colour by the time the enzyme is realy for drinking. I am not sure what went wrong (or not wrong) with your enzyme. :oops:

      It is very important that the kitchen utensils, cutting boards, bottles and fruits are completely clean and free from moisture to prevent the enzyme from going bad. :idea:

      I hope your enzyme is alright!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 112

        SKY said,

        Thank you for your prompt reply, i will try to monitor a few more days if brownish spot getting more and will change it for cleaning enzyme, how much water do i need to add ?
        And i was wondering using dark color fruits like grapes, dragon fruits or straw berry to make drinking enzyme, what if the drink turn bad or having black spot but unable to see, how are we going to know?
        Sorry for all the long winded question.

        Thank you.
        SKY

      • 113

        You are most welcome, dear SKY :D

        To make cleaning enzymes, for each 300gm of fruit, you add 1 litre of water :wink:

        I’m not sure how to tell if dark fruits can go bad with dark spots :oops: – maybe the enzyme taste would be off or bad? :idea:

        As long as the chopping board for the fruits is designated for cutting fresh vegetables and fruits only (and not meats), there is no moisture/water on the utensils/bottles, and the fruits are washed and thoroughly dried, that should minimise the chances of the enzyme going bad. :wink:

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 114

        SKY said,

        Thanks again for your reply.
        I dont find any bad smell from the enzyme, just to be careful so i keep checking daily if any changes and found the brownish spot , i may try to take a sip next week before i make it to cleaning enzyme. i did follow all your instructions but still somewhere went wrong. very sad.

        Love your blog, please keep it up.

        SKY

  54. 115

    FCP said,

    Hello. I am late to this enzyme game. My friend made it with 11 types of fruit and fermented it for 21 days. She gave me one litre of the fruit enzyme three days ago. I love the taste of the mixture…She added half the sugar required but twice the amount of honey. It came out just right – not too sour, not too sweet. I suffer from constipation… and wonder of wonders, I managed to clear my bowel the past two mornings.

    • 116

      Hi there, dear FCP :D

      Sorry for the late reply – my laptop went kaput recently :oops: .

      I’m very happy for you that you had a bottle of fruit enzyme (with 11 fruits!) to enjoy drinking and best is, it helped to cleanse your bowels easily. That’s the wonders of consuming fruit enzymes. :D

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback here. It has been a long time since I made some fruit enzymes for drinking – reading your comments is really encouraging me to make some again now! :lol:

      I even bought a recipe book on making fruit enzymes and vinegars but I had not gotten down to making them yet. :oops:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  55. 118

    SKY said,

    Hi, as what i mentioned in the previous post ,my enzyme is not turn bad, the brownish spot are those brown sugar has not melted so stick onto the fruits, few days later, sugar all melted, brown spot disappeared,
    was so excited, yesterday was my first tried out the drink, taste is soooo
    refreshing, my family all like it.
    i have to thanks you for giving us all the advices on making it.

    • 119

      Hi there, dear Sky :D

      I am so glad that your enzyme turned out alright after all – heheh, those dark spots turned out to be sugar. Phew! :lol:

      I’m glad you like the taste of the enzyme – it is very good for health. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 120

        SKY said,

        Just to update you, after drinking a few days, i sleep well at night, as i used to wake up at night to toilet and cant go back to sleep again, but this few nights i can sleep immediately after toilet, very very satisfied even some of my friends say this is due to psychology.
        Best wishes.

      • 121

        Hi there, dear Sky :D

        Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback from drinking the fruit enzyme. I am very glad that it helped you to sleep better these days. Yes, some people would say that may be due to some psychological effect, but they would be surprised at the effects of enzymes. As long as we are not spending a lot of money to buy those commercially made/bottled enzymes, and we are making our own, it is a healthy and beneficial option. :wink:

        Now, you can go on to make other types of fruits for your drinking enzymes and see which ones you like the taste the most! I made many varieties last time. :lol:

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  56. 122

    henry said,

    Hi choesf,
    I made papaya enzyme. It was good and CLEAN. I harvested it after 3 weeks. It smelled and tasted alcoholic. Is it normal ? Should I harvest it after 2 weeks or keep it longer ? I bought 1 bottle of enzyme from organic shop coz I wanted to compare the taste. The one I bought has no alcohol. Whereas the one I made has alcohol. Is it safe to drink the enzyme that is alcoholic ? TQ.

    • 123

      Hi there, dear henry :D

      Wow, you made papaya enzyme – that’s great! I have not tasted commercial enzymes before and so, I don’t know how different they taste from homemade ones. There will be some alcohol produced after fermentation – the longer the fermentation time, the higher the content of alcohol (I think they call it “ethanol”?). :idea:

      Yes, your enzyme is okay to drink although it is alcoholic – you can put the enzyme in the fridge to slow down the fermentation process. Once, I left some diluted mixed fruit enzyme in my fridge and forgot all about it. :oops: I only got to drink it about 6 months later and the taste was completely alcoholic! :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D


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