My former high school teacher stepped inside our laboratory and said “Hi!” It was a surprise! Its been eight years since we last met. I remembered her perfectly – her exact name but she could hardly recognized me. She said my face was familiar but she cannot remember clearly. What a shame! I introduced myself again. Anyway, that was not a serious thing to deal with.
She was conducting her doctoral thesis. She brought some products for physico-chemical evaluation. All products were made of “lipote”. Sorry folks! I had no camera that time.
Lipote was unfamiliar name for me. The shape and color is similar to duhat (see flicker picture here). The taste is different however. She said the taste is sour – not a yummy snack. Her words seemed to touch my tongue that I never wanted a taste test.
Recently, someone told me there was lipote tree in my alma mater area. The tree was bearing so many fruits. No one was interested and fruits were falling to ground. I went there to see the fruit and witnessed so many rotting lipote.The tree was cut soon after.
What a waste! The fruit might not have a good eating quality but fits for converting to a variety of food commodities. During our last entrepreneurship training one of my co-trainee bought a lipote wine from our lecturer. Imagine a high quality wine made of lipote fruit.
These are the lipote products made by my former professor. Following the link will bring you to a specific technology. Its not the exact one but could be adapted to produce high quality end.
Other quality products can be made out of lipote. Imagination is the limit.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.