28 Sep '13, 12am
Nata de Coco --> Ever wonder what the bubbles in Argo Tea's Bubble Tea are made of? And why are they square?
Ever wonder what the bubbles in Argo Tea’s Bubble Tea are made of? Nata de coco (a product of the Philippines) is actually produced by the fermentation of coconut water. It is highly regarded for its high dietary fiber, and its low fat and zero cholesterol content. They are also vegan and gluten free. Nata de coco or simply nata comes from Spanish, meaning “cream of coconut”, with the term “cream” referring to the fat from coconut milk. The Spanish name is a result of that country’s colonization of the Philippine islands from the 15th to the late 19th centuries. The bubbles we get in the stores are produced through a series of steps: Extraction of coconut water Fermentation of the coconut water with bacterial cultures, which causes the water to solidify into a mat. Separating and cutting the produced mat of nata de coco Cleaning and washing Cutting and packaging We often g...