Saturday, November 1, 2014
How to make enzyme with grapefruit.
I am rather a laggard in experimenting in this exercise of turning garbage into Enzyme.
In 2009, I visited Malaysia and Singapore and I was introduced to making a multi purpose cleanser.
A friend whose husband is a university professor gave me some leaflets of information of how a Thai inventor had
started this. I was naturally skeptical. What good can come out of a third world country like Thailand.
Recently, I was talking to my sister E who had just retired as a school principal. I was telling her about my over abundance of grape fruit
from my grapefruit tree. We talked about Enzyme, and she was very happy with hers. She said her floor was very clean after using it. I felt convinced to give it a try.
Here it is.
The proportion is 1 part brown sugar, 3 parts grape 10 parts of water.
1: Mix sugar with water, add the fruit/veg, orange/lemon peels will give a nice citrus smell.
2: Fill in air tight plastic containers/bottles, leaving about 2 inches for fermnetation.
3: Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated area.
4: Do not put it where there is direct sunlight.
5: After the first week, slowly open the cap to release gas, be sure not to shake the bottle.
6: Push the floating fruit downward every once in a while.
7: Ferment for at least 3 months.
8: Filter and it is ready for use. You get a brownish fluid.
9: The solids can be put in the garden as fertilizer. Some people recycle this to restart a new batch.
10: Add about 1 tablespoon to your normal washing solution.