Viability of Bilimbi Empanada: An Assessment
Bilimbi avherroais a fruit that is used as a food flavoring because it is high in acids and can act as asouring agent. Bilimbi avherroais generally used in local dishes as a food flavoring. Empanada is a type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling that is common in Latin American and Filipino cultures. The researchers used bilimbi jelly as the filling of the empanada. This research was experimental in nature, and the respondents were chosen by simple random sampling. To obtain the designed data, the researchers utilized survey questionaries. The respondents assessed the product in terms of taste, aroma, nutritional value, competitiveness, and presentation. The taste of the product was acceptable, with a weighted mean of 2.69. In terms of aroma, the product had a weighted mean of 3.12. In terms of nutritional value, the product had a weighted mean of 3.58. In terms of competitiveness, the product had a weighted mean of 3.62. In terms of presentation, the product had a weighted mean of 3.3. Hence, bilimbi empanada is highly acceptable among the respondents. Although bilimbi empanada has many competitors in the market, it can compete once it is improved in terms of taste, aroma, nutritional value, competitiveness, and presentation.