Materials needed:


Kalabasa peels and core


Glacial acetic acid

Ammonium sulfate

Nata starter (available at ITDI)




1. Wash the peels and core of kalabasa, add 3 parts water for every part of peel/core.

Boil for 3 minutes.

2. Strain then for every 4 cups of strained liquid from boiled peels/core, and 2/3 cup

sugar and 1 1/4 tsp. ammonium sulfate.

3. Heat for 15 minutes, then cool. Add 1 1/4 tsp. acetic acid to adjust the acidity

favorable to the growth of the nata organism then add 2/3 cup of nata starter (available

at ITDI) for every 4 cups of kalabasa mixture.

4. Set aside for 10-15 days, then harvest the nata product.

5. Cook one kilo of nata in one of kilo sugar to come up with delightful dessert.


Source: ITDI (DOST)

3 thoughts on “NATA DE KALABASA”

  1. pano po malalaman na buhay ung bacteria s coconut water medium n nilagyan ng nata starter?

  2. kapag 3 days na yun fermentation at may nakita kng film..dun malalaman mo kapag buhay yun acetobacter

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