I was agonised by the many side effects of radiation and chemotherapy such as constipation, ulcer in the mouth, dry mouth and lack of energy. During my convalescent period, I read a lot of health magazines related to wholesome food. Incidentally, I came across some Chinese health magazines which publicised the benefits of fruit enzyme in boosting general health.

When I travelled to Malaysia, I found that fruit enzyme was a popular topic among the local people, in the MLM clan or religious groups. It has also become an indigenous product for sale. Coincidentally, these products are promoted at the Singapore food fair.

Benefits of drinkable fruit enzyme

Enzymes are live bacteria with protein molecules which initiate and control nearly every biochemical process in the body.

The main functions of drinkable fruit based probiotic enzyme

  1. Maintain a high alkaline blood ph.
  2. Improve the immune system.
  3. Improve the digestive system and relieve constipation.
  4. An antioxidant that protects body cells from oxidation by neutralising free radicals.
  5. Lower cholesterol level.

General probiotic bacteria in fruit enzyme

  1. Protease – breaks down protein to rid unwanted debris in the blood including certain bacteria and viruses.
  2. Amylase – digests carbohydrates along with dead white blood cells.
  3. Lipase – digests fat, fat-soluble vitamins, and balances fatty acids.
  4. Cellulose – breaks down the fibre in our diet.

Personal experience

With so much information and scientific proof, I tried this product after some consideration. I followed the advice and procedure to prepare the enzyme and I decided to drink 30ml once a day after it had matured. In the first two days, there was no significant change or adverse effect on my body. However, on the third day, I experienced smooth bowel movement. Acne popped out in some parts of my body, which was a positive sign of the detox. As for my dry mouth, the concentrated enzyme with its slippery effect soothed my pharynx and throat.

How to make drinkable enzyme?

  • ​Tools preparation
    1. Kitchen towel (paper) – 1 roll
    2. Chopping board(nylon white) 330 x 210 x 8 mm – 1 no.
    3. Paring knife – 1 no.
    4. 6” or 8” utility knife – 1 no.
    5. Glass container, air tight –1 no.
    6. Plastic bag (size refer to 5) –1 pc.
    7. Rubber band ring
    8. Paper label tag
  • Ingredients
    1. Lemon, brown rock sugar, fruits. (Any from the list below)
    2. Type of fruit: Lemon (yellow or green), strawberry, pineapple, mango, star fruit, kiwi, red dragon fruit, pear, cherry, persimmon, Japanese cucumber.
  • Procedure
    1. Clean and dry all fruits, utensils and containers. Strictly no water or oil stain should be left behind in the process.
    2. ​​Slice fruits 3-5mm thick.
    3. Place fruit in the 1st layer, lemon in the 2nd layer and rock sugar in the 3rd layer.
    4. Repeat the process. Top the uppermost layer with brown rock sugar before putting on the lid.
    5. Stick a paper label on the container to indicate the date of making, the date to rotate and date of consumption.​​

Fermentation and storage

  1. Close the container tightly and leave it in a dry and cool place.
  2. Rotate the container lightly from the 4th day every day for two weeks.
  3. If mould is seen, remove the affected fruits. If mould is greenish, greyish or brownish colour everything has to be disposed of.
  4. The enzyme should be ready for consumption in 2-3 weeks.
  5. Once the lid is open for consumption, place the enzyme in the refrigerator. The cool temperature will slow down the fermentation process and delay the enzyme from turning into ethanol alcohol.
  6. Pour out the enzyme into a spoon. Do not place the spoon into the glass bottle to avoid contamination.
  7. Residue of the fruit enzyme can be blended to make jam.

Recommendation

  • Daily consumption.
  • Drink 1-3 times (30 ml each) a day before meals.

How to make garbage enzyme (non-drinkable)?

Turn a heap of waste fruit skin into a useful cleaning detergent.

  • ​Tools preparation
    1. Plastic container 5 litre (can recycle CNY goodies container)
    2. Paper label tag.
  • Ingredients
    1. Brown sugar 300g
    2. Fruit skin 900g
    3. Potable water 3 litres
  • Procedure
    1. Place brown sugar in the container.
    2. Fill the container half full with water.
    3. Fill it up with fruit skin and stir it.
    4. Close the container tightly.
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​F​ermentation and ​storage
  • Leave it in a cool and dry place.
  • Observe the container, if it bulges release the gas pressure by turning and then close the cover.
  • It takes at least 3 months to be ready for use. The longer the per​iod, the better. There is no expiry limit.

Garbage enzyme for domestic use

  • Dish washing – enzyme (pineapple -1 year) 100ml , water 1 litre.
  • Floor mopping – enzyme 30ml, water 12 litres.
  • Washing vegetables (soak 30 mins) – enzyme 30 ml, water 1 litre.

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